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How to cook quinoa in a rice cooker?

How to make quinoa in a rice cooker? You can also use your rice cooker to make Quinoa in it. Read our Easy Guide on how to make quinoa in your rice cooker at home.

Can you cook Quinoa in a rice cooker?: For me, Quinoa is a little bit like couscous, it is not great on its own, but what a great base for many dishes. It has a funny name and is pronounced (keen-wah). It is fast becoming very popular at the moment as it is a great gluten-free alternative that is packed with proteins, amino acids, dietary fiber, vitamins, and iron. It is a seed that originates from the Andean region of South America…

Red quinoa
If you are looking to cook this in the rice cooker then it is all very easy

Making Quinoa in a rice cooker

I cup of quinoa (this will serve about 4 people, bearing in mind that you will want to mix it with something else.)

You will need to add 2 cups of either water or some sort of stock, like chicken or vegetables (on its own quinoa is a bit bland – like couscous).

Half a teaspoon of salt.

You are most likely going to need to wash the quinoa in cold water.
Once all of this is done then you can add the quinoa to the rice cooker with the water and start cooking and this should take about 15 mins.

If you have an automatic rice cooker this will turn off after 15mins more or less

You will need to let this sit for about 5 mins and then fluff it up with a fork (I might add, be careful with a fork as you don’t want to scratch the inner pan).

Cooking instructions:

  • 1 cup quinoa (washed if needed)
  • 2 cups water/stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Cooking time approx. 15 mins

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Here is a recipe that I like online

I have found this Youtube video that might help.

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