Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa

A simple and flavor packed side dish made in the Instant Pot.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Appetizer, instant pot, Instant Pot recipes, pressure cooker, pressure cooker recipes, pressure cooking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 303 kcal
Author Ashton


  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Quinoa rinsed
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can Black Beans drained ´╗┐and rinsed
  • 1 can Green Chiles 4 oz
  • 1 TBSP Cilantro chopped
  • 1 TBSP Green Onions chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 TBSP Lime Juice


  1. Turn the Instant Pot to Saute mode and allow it to heat up before adding the olive oil.

  2. Add the diced onions and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes before adding the rinsed quinoa, diced green chiles, tomatoes, beans, chicken broth and seasonings. Stir well.

  3. Close the lid, turn the venting knob to sealing and cook at high pressure for 1 minute. When the timer is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure.

  4. Fluff the quinoa with a fork, add lime juice, cilantro and green onions then serve.

  5. Enjoy!