Instant Pot Quinoa Fried Rice

two brown bowls with quinoa, peas, corn, and edamame

Loaded with veggies and protein, this Instant Pot Quinoa Fried Rice is going to be a new favorite!




  1. Select saute and add butter to the pressure cooker pot.  When melted add eggs and cook until scrambled. Transfer eggs to a separate plate.  Alternatively, if your pot is stainless steel and likely to stick, you might consider doing this in a nonstick frying pan on the stove top while the quinoa cooks.
  2. Add sesame oil to the pressure cooker pot.  When hot, add garlic, ginger, and quinoa and stir for 1 minute.  Turn pressure cooker off, add chicken broth; make sure all quinoa is submerged.
  3. Scatter veggies on top in this order: carrots, cabbage, red bell pepper, edamame.    
  4. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 2 minutes.
  5. While the quinoa cooks, in a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and chili garlic sauce.  
  6. When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.  
  7. Add the soy sauce mixture, eggs, green peas, and green onions; stir.  Taste, add more soy sauce if desired. Serve warm with a garnish of green onions and dry roasted peanuts.


Keywords: instant pot quinoa, healthy fried rice, chinese fried rice