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How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

By Sweetpeasandsaffron

How to cook quinoa in a rice cooker- this hands off trick makes cooking quinoa even easier! Cooking quinoa in rice cooker means no more worrying about your water boiling over, and perfect fluffy quinoa every time.

How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker; close up of the spoon in the rice cooker

Hands down one of my favorite kitchen appliances is a rice cooker! I know, I go on and on about my Instant Pot, and there have been a ton of slow cooker recipes on this blog over the years.

But when it comes down to the appliance that we use on a daily basis, it’s the rice cooker.

I first started using one when Ning, Ben’s Thai step mom, came to visit us. She insisted that we needed a rice cooker. I initially thought it was crazy…think how easy it is to cook rice on the stove top, why would we need a rice cooker?

Why use a rice cooker?

  • it gives you perfect rice
  • it won’t boil over
  • you won’t be tempted to peek
  • it makes cooking hands off so you can focus your attention on other things
  • it cooks other things like quinoa and barley

Yes, you read that right, the rice cooker also happens to make perfect, fluffy quinoa! I’m sharing how to cook quinoa in a rice cooker with you here today.

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