Just trying to keep my edge with three kids, a minivan, a townhouse in suburbia, a community garden plot, a school in my house, and some ridiculous ideas. But I don’t understand it very well and the instructions aren’t all that helpful. Turn on the cooker, and select the “white rice” setting if yours has multiple settings (or “cook” if it has only one). Knowing that quinoa and white rice take about the same amount of time to cook made this a more universal recipe, meaning any rice cooker should work. I’m stew there is a more “perfect” way, but this is for the most basic rice cooker. Set to cook. I have a really basic rice cooker – the kind you find tucked away (and very dusty) on a lonely shelf at an Asian market – wonder if this would work in it? Don’t have a rice cooker. quinoa cooks like white rice, which is why I loved this idea. Scoop the rinsed quinoa into your rice cooker and add 1 3⁄4 cups (410 ml) of cool or cold water. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Once I went to culinary school, was a lawyer, got a degree in horticulture, was a make-up artist, and schlepped newspapers for cold-hard cash as a kid. Juice of one lime I have tooooooo many kitchen appliances…. Nearly every recipe online for Mexican rice in a rice cooker calls for white rice, not what I wanted and besides, this was for our standard burrito/wraps and we like quinoa better anyway. ( Log Out /  Close the lid. In fact it came with two special measuring cups for different uses that hold the exact same amount – explain that to me. ( Log Out /  Add all ingredients except lime juice to the rice cooker and cook (or set the timer on your rice cooker to be done when you get home!). Rinse the quinoa under running water. thank you! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out /  I’ll have to try it in my mini crockpot….. I’m with you. Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). I am not an overly scheduled person. ½ c. frozen corn 1 – 2 cloves garlic, minced or 1-2 t. garlic powder Soooo, if at all possible, I like to have dinner waiting for me when we get home to keep the yelling to a minimum. Add quinoa and water or stock to rice cooker. Though this time I wanted something with more heft than plain quinoa. “Mexican” Quinoa in the rice cooker? Nearly every recipe online for Mexican rice in a rice cooker calls for white rice, not what I wanted and besides, this was for our standard burrito/wraps and we like quinoa better anyway. Enjoy as is, or use for topping your burritos or tacos or salads. Put the quinoa, cold water, and salt into the rice cooker. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Add the quinoa, 2 cups cold or room-temperature water or broth, and a pinch of salt into the insert of your rice cooker. 3 T. tomato paste Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. As soon as it’s done, fluff it up and stir in the lime juice. It looks/sounds delicious! 1 c. quinoa, rinsed thoroughly Sigh. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Right now, it's a more-plants-the-better kinda place, circumnavigating around my three wild kids, finding exercise zen, and sometimes random bits about the rest of our lives! https://projectmealplan.com/how-to-cook-quinoa-in-the-rice-cooker 1 t. cumin I got creative this afternoon. And I’d say it worked since all three kids, the Matt, and I loved it. Change ). I will never stop learning. If I buy another appliance my husband will scream But yum, I would make this on my stove top! Rinse the quinoa under running water. Mix black beans, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, quinoa, water, and taco seasoning together in a rice cooker. 2 ¼ c. water Close the lid. Add quinoa and water or stock to rice cooker. But my son has a reading group at the library on Wednesday afternoons that goes right up to 5pm and my husband has meetings at 6:30. It should be done after about 25 minutes. https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/slow-cooker-cheesy-mexican-quinoa-casserole Chef AJ's Outrageous Unprocessed Brownies, VVP: Herby Olive Tomato Kale Bread (or Rolls). this should totally work. 1 T. dried green chiles or 2 T. fresh or canned, keeping seeds for more heat My rice cooker (similar to this one) is very smart and can cook rice 6 different ways. I can’t handle a full calendar – that’s what college was for, right? Step 2 Cook quinoa mixture on the "brown rice" setting, about 1 hour. 1 – 2 t. salt (or to taste) ½ medium onion, diced Cilantro, for garnish. Perhaps it’s time for one. Yes. I cook it in the white rice setting. Rice cooker envy!