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How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

Want perfect quinoa in less than 30 minutes? Your rice cooker is about to become your new favorite kitchen appliance.   It is a game changer for cooking quinoa.   Here is how to cook perfect quinoa in a rice cooker every time!
Course Main
Cuisine Gluten Free, Healthy, Quinoa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 104kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Olive Oil Spray or a spoon of coconut oil
  • 2 cups liquid chicken broth, vegetable broth, juice or water


  • Place quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and rinse with cold water for three to five minutes, until the water runs clear.
  • Spray the bottom of the rice cooker with olive oil.
  • Place the quinoa in the rice cooker.
  • Add 2 cups of liquid.
  • Turn the rice cooker on and cook for 15 minutes. (Use the white rice setting if you have one.)
  • Unplug the rice cooker and allow to sit for 5 to 10 more minutes.
  • Fluff and serve.


Tip: I often buy pre-rinsed quinoa but I still rinse it. Whether you do or not is a personal choice, but I find well-rinsed quinoa easier to digest.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.3mg