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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

442 calories; protein 16g 32% DV; carbohydrates 66g 21% DV; fat 14.2g 22% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1245mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2020
Made this the other day. Very easy to make and very flavourful. The husband liked it so that’s good. I would recommend trying this Read More
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  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2020
Made this the other day. Very easy to make and very flavourful. The husband liked it so that’s good. I would recommend trying this Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2019
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 really decent meal option for me. I've been into the power bowl type of meals, so it felt like an accomplishment to be able to produce something like this on my own. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2019
Excellent as written and probably my favorite quinoa dish I've made so far. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2018
I added some ground turkey and ate it with chips and cheese. It was delicious and filling! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2019
I was easy and turned out well. I added ground chicken while sauteing the onions. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2020
very good. I would eat this a main dish. Even better the next day. Read More
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