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Quinoa cooked in a rice cooker and fluffed

How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

Learn how to cook quinoa in a rice cooker, and you'll see why the rice cooker is the fastest, easiest, and best method for cooking quinoa like a pro.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten Free
Keyword bowl, dairy free, dinner, easy, fiber, gluten free, protein, quinoa, rice cooker, side dishes, weeknight, whole grain
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 156 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Quinoa any variety
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt optional

Instructions

  1. If you have a standard rice cooker with a simple on/off setting: Add the quinoa and water (plus salt, if desired) to the rice cooker.  Cover and turn on.  Cook for about 30 minutes.  Fluff the quinoa with a fork or rice paddle as soon as it's done cooking.

  2. If you have an advanced rice cooker with multiple cooking cycles: Add the quinoa and water (plus salt, if desired) to the rice cooker.  Cover and select the "Quick" cook setting (or similar setting; will vary by make and model).  Cook until the cycle completes, or about 30 minutes.  Fluff the quinoa with a fork or rice paddle as soon as it's done cooking.

Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 299mg 12%
Potassium 239mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 6g 12%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.