When you use the Instant Pot to cook quinoa, there's no need to stir, there's no messy overcooking, and cleanup is a breeze. All you need to do is mix the quinoa with a little water and salt in an oiled instant pot and press a button.
This recipe requires plain white quinoa, but it can also easily be made with other types of quinoa. Tricolor and red quinoa require an additional minute of cooking time, black quinoa requires two additional minutes. Amounts of water and salt as well as release time are the same as the white variety.
If you need more than three cups, you can easily expand the recipe without changing the cooking time. Use your cooked quinoa in salads and side dishes, or add it to a vegetable soup to make it more substantial.