How to Cook Spicy Quinoa (Keenwah) With the Instant Pot

It's the old new way of doing things. A pressure cooker that does all the hard work. Quinoa is a great alternative to rice that's just as easy to make, especially if you're using a pressure cooker.

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How to Cook Spicy Quinoa (Keenwah) With the Instant Pot Recipe
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Yep, just 3 ingredients

Yep, just 3 ingredients

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Combine the broth & salsa. Heat it up in the microwave if you want to expedite the process.  If you're using a chunky salsa, smooth it out with a blender/stick blender.

Combine the broth & salsa. Heat it up in the microwave if you want to expedite the process. If you're using a chunky salsa, smooth it out with a blender/stick blender.

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Rinse & drain the quinoa. Dump it in the pot.

Rinse & drain the quinoa. Dump it in the pot.

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Add the broth/salsa. You'll have some floating clumps, so stir it up to eliminate them and level out the quinoa.

Add the broth/salsa. You'll have some floating clumps, so stir it up to eliminate them and level out the quinoa.

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Make sure it's on Sealing. Don't be embarrassed. I've forgotten it too.

Make sure it's on Sealing. Don't be embarrassed. I've forgotten it too.

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Press the Manual button and set it  for 10 minutes.

Press the Manual button and set it for 10 minutes.

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Waiting on it to start counting down. Once again, heating the broth/salsa will make this part much faster.

Waiting on it to start counting down. Once again, heating the broth/salsa will make this part much faster.

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It begins...

It begins...

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3 minutes down

3 minutes down

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Release the steam!  I only say this because I too learned the hard way; make sure your hand isn't over the vent when you release. I know... duh.

Release the steam! I only say this because I too learned the hard way; make sure your hand isn't over the vent when you release. I know... duh.

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Either turn it off or just unplug it. "Keep Warm" is not your friend here.

Either turn it off or just unplug it. "Keep Warm" is not your friend here.

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NOW you can open it.

NOW you can open it.

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You'll probably see a salsa pocket. It's okay, just give it a stir.

You'll probably see a salsa pocket. It's okay, just give it a stir.

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While warm, it's gonna be sticky/clumpy. As it cools it will become more rice-like.

While warm, it's gonna be sticky/clumpy. As it cools it will become more rice-like.

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All done!

All done!

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I put a couple of fried eggs on a bed of spicy quinoa. It's pretty awesome.

I put a couple of fried eggs on a bed of spicy quinoa. It's pretty awesome.

Ingredients

1 Cup Quinoa 
Cups Chicken Broth 
¼ Cups Salsa 
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