How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

This printable How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker guide makes 2 cups of cooked quinoa (or more with the click of a button) quickly and easily.

Plus, this extra easy recipe for rice cooker quinoa is great for meal prep recipes, as well as your favorite side dishes.

How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

The best rice cooker for quinoa is the Instant Pot Rice Cooker (not the Instant Pot — the rice cooker!)

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But you can make rice cooker quinoa recipes in any rice cooker! And below we will show you how.

This How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker article comes with a printable recipe card!

How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make quinoa rice cooker recipes.

From a shopping list, to a “how to” guide, and even a printable recipe card and nutrition label. You’ll find it all in the helpful sections below.

To make this rice cooker quinoa cooking guide easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the printable recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this how to make quinoa in rice cooker guide to Pinterest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for steamer quinoa, and some healthy quinoa recipes!

Ingredients for Quinoa in Rice Cooker Recipes

Quinoa cooking rice cooker recipes are ideal for meal prep, and salads.

Here we will share a few favorite quinoa recipes you can try out with this rice cooker quinoa.

5 Healthy Meal Prep Quinoa Recipes:

Chicken with Quinoa Salad Meal Prep Recipe
This meal prep chicken quinoa slaw recipe is just 355 calories, and can be made in 30 minutes or less!
Use this recipe card to choose your number of servings. This recipe will make 3 servings, but you can easily double or triple the recipe by clicking the 2X and 3X buttons below.
This chicken and quinoa salad is best cold, but if you prefer it hot, see the note below on keeping the slaw separate.
Check out this recipe
Meal Prep Crunchy Chicken Quinoa Slaw
Weight Loss Salad with 7 Fat Burning Foods
Did you know that quinoa is a complete protein? It contains more protein than any other grain and the ancient Incas called it the "Mother Grain".
If you still feel you need more protein add some chicken, nuts or cheese to the salad.
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Vegetarian Meal Prep Lunch for Work {LOW CALORIE}
This healthy vegetarian meal prep recipe is just 297 calories, and has 15.2 grams of protein!
Try this vegetarian meal prep lunch for work, or for home… It's best served cold, making it the best vegetarian meal prep lunch box recipe!
We thinned out the balsamic dressing… because the quinoa will soak it all up. You can skip adding the water, but it really does help distribute the flavors without adding more calories.
Check out this recipe
Vegetarian Meal Prep Lunch for Work
Vegan Buddah Bowl Recipe {Plus Low Calorie Dressing}
This Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe comes with a vegan, no oil dressing, and a quinoa cooking guide!
For just 376 calories (439 calories with the dressing) you can enjoy this healthy, vegan Buddha bowl. It's filling and delicious, and lacked full of healthy vegan ingredients.
Add Some Protein:
– 1/2 cup shredded chicken
– 1 can of tuna (in water) drained
– 1/2 cup crumbled and browned tofu
Check out this recipe
Vegan Buddah Bowl Recipe
Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash {VEGAN RECIPE}
This vegan stuffed butternut squash recipe is vegan, and makes wonderful vegan holiday recipes!
This recipe for roasted butternut squash is easy enough for weeknight and weekend dinners, as a main dish, or a side dish.
At just 170 calories per serving (1/4 of a stuffed butternut squash) this healthy vegan recipe can be enjoyed without ruining your diet. In fact you can have seconds and thirds it's so healthy!
Check out this recipe
Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

Try out any of these recipes for your next meal prep lunches or dinners…

Up next, we will supply you with a shopping list for quinoa recipes in rice cooker. You probably already have everything! But if you don’t, there are links to add the ingredients to your cart.

How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

Shopping List for Cooking Quinoa in a Rice Cooker:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of rice cook quinoa you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for rice cooker quinoa recipes can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to cook quinoa rice….

How to Make Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

The quinoa to water ratio rice cooker is the same as if you were to cook it on the stove.

It’s a 1:2 ratio, meaning for every 1 cup of quinoa, you will need 1 cup of water or broth.

How to Make Quinoa in Rice Cooker:

  1. Add the quinoa to a fine mesh strainer, and rinse with cold water.
  2. Pour the quinoa, broth or water, and salt to the rice cooker.
  3. Press cook, or click the ‘white rice’ function.
  4. Cook, undisturbed (don’t take the lid off) for about 30 minutes until all the water is absorbed.
  5. Fluff with a fork and serve, or set aside to cool for meal prep.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a printable guide for rice cooker quinoa cooking instructions…

Printable Card – How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

Cooking quinoa in a rice cooker is great for meal prepping, or just for getting a meal on the table quick.

This printable guide will help you for years to come if you print it, or pin it to Pinterest!

How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

EASY Rice Cooker Quinoa Recipe

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It's easy to make rice cooker quinoa!
Rice cooker quinoa is great for meal prep, or for making your favorite quinoa salad recipes.
We like to use water for meal prepping, and chicken or vegetable broth for salads and side dishes. Choose whichever you prefer, broth will give it a richer flavor that works great with savory dishes.
Special Note: This recipe will yield 2 cups of cooked quinoa.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course meal prep, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 78 kcal

Equipment

  • Rice Cooker

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add the quinoa to a fine mesh strainer, and rinse with cold water.
  • Pour the quinoa, broth or water, and salt to the rice cooker.
  • Press cook, or click the ‘white rice’ function.
  • Cook, undisturbed (don’t take the lid off) for about 30 minutes until all the water is absorbed.
  • Fluff with a fork and serve, or set aside to cool for meal prep.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 13.6gProtein: 3gFat: 1.3gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 0gCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword quinoa, rice cooker
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