Quinoa is such a useful food to have in your pantry. It’s healthy and contains a complete profile of amino acids. It’s actually a seed, not a grain, so provides fantastic energy. The benefits of quinoa are vast!

Quinoa is rich in protein, iron, fiber, lysine, magnesium and vitamin B2.

You can use quinoa as a healthy, higher protein substitute for rice or as a gluten-free substitute for cous cous. Quinoa is a great addition to your salads as well as thrown into vegetable soups. You can also treat it similar to oats and make a porridge with it.

Here’s How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker:


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2.5 cups water


  • Place the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and rinse it under running water, rinsing thoroughly.
  • Use the white rice setting.
  • Don’t leave your quinoa in the rice cooker on warm mode. Remove your quinoa immediately to prevent a mushy texture.
  • You can also experiment by cooking your quinoa with a vegetable or chicken stock cube to add extra flavour. I like these ones because they’re low sodium and vegan.