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Instant Pot® Mexican Quinoa

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Mexican quinoa flavored with cumin, smoked paprika, and chili powder. This easy 1-pot meal is made in the Instant Pot® and is the perfect meal for those busy days. Vegan and gluten free! Top with guacamole, salsa, or some sour cream."
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40 m servings 442
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Add oil, onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic. Saute until onion is softened, about 2 minutes. Add black beans, tomatoes, and corn; mix well. Season with salt, cumin, paprika, chili powder, and black pepper. Add quinoa and toss until well combined. Pour in broth and mix.
  2. Close and lock the lid; set valve to the sealing position. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 1 minute. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Open the pot and fluff quinoa using a fork. Add cilantro and lime juice. Stir in avocado.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 442 calories; 14.2 66 16 0 1245 Full nutrition

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My maiden voyage into the Instant Pot world and, as a recent widower, cooking was never high on my todo list. The one-pot nature of this helped and simply following the directions produced a rea...

Excellent as written and probably my favorite quinoa dish I've made so far.

I was easy and turned out well. I added ground chicken while sauteing the onions.

I added some ground turkey and ate it with chips and cheese. It was delicious and filling!