Instant pot curried quinoa spinach sweet potato under 20 minutes makes a quick and healthy meal option for weeknight. This nutritious fare is vegan and gluten free. I can’t stop eating this warm and comforting bowl filled with good for you stuff.
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If you are following me , you already know that I was expecting my second baby. I have delivered a beautiful baby boy last month and since then been all the more fun and busy.
I love simple hassle free cooking , especially when it comes to putting up dinner. My life is becoming more and more hectic with the newborn in the house. So I am leaning towards one pot meals that are healthy and satisfying. Instant Pot is a life saver as usual. I can whip up delicious meal from scratch without compromising on nutrition. Plus I love the fact that I don’t have to baby sit anything and have less pots to clean.
Quinoa is one Super Grain that I am cooking a lot now a days. It’s high in fiber , high in protein and light on the tummy.
If you are looking for interesting easy recipes using Quinoa , stay tuned I promise many more are coming soon!!
This time I have used sprouted Quinoa . This recipe has clean flavors too.
I am obsessed with greens. Especially spinach. I just keep adding it to all my recipes. Adding sweet potatoes and Spinach means more nutrition too.
Add it or leave it , choice is yours.
You may even add other greens like Kale , Swiss chard to it. And even substitute sweet potato with butternut squash or pumpkin.
Either way it tastes divine! A perfect comfort food anytime of the day.
This quinoa recipe makes great lunch box for you and your kids.
How can I get perfect not mushy but fluffy quinoa every time?
Always remember it’s 1:1.5 ratio in the pressure cooker. 1 part quinoa to 1.5 parts water/ stock and you will never go wrong when it comes to doubling or increasing the batch .
If you are cooking in a pot on the stove top start with this ratio and add more if needed . Generally I have had success with 1:2 ratio.
Can I freeze quinoa made with this recipe?
Yes you can freeze it . Upto 3 months in one time use portions. Simply thaw in the fridge overnight or over the counter .
Does quinoa taste bitter?
I use organic pre rinsed Quinoa . I like it’s earthy taste . Once seasoned well Quinoa can be wonderful. Choose a recipe with lot of flavor.
If you are concerned with Quinoa tasting bitter, simple wash it few times with water as you do it for beans or lentils. Sometimes the outer covering may taste bitter.
Given below is the recipe for easy Instant pot curried quinoa spinach sweet potato under 20 minutes –
Curried Quinoa Sweet Potato Spinach
- 2 tablespoon Avocado oil/ cooking oil
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped or 1 teaspoon paste
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 /2 teaspoon cayenne pepper / paprika
- 1 big sweet potato peeled and cubed
- 1 cup Quinoa
- 11/2 cups vegetable broth / water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Generous squeeze of fresh lemon
- 2 cups chopped Spinach
- Switch on Instant Pot on sautee mode.
- Add in oil.
- Once warm add in the onions and sautee for 2 minutes until translucent.
- Add in the ginger garlic , Quinoa and spices . Toast it for 3-4 minutes. This brings out the nutty flavor.
- Throw in the Sweet potatoes, Spinach , veg stock/water.
- Stir once.
- Press cancel on the IP.
- Put on the lid with valve turned to sealing position.
- Press Manual High 2 minutes.
- Natural pressure release (NPR)
- Taste test and adjust spices to your taste if needed.
- Add lemon juice.
- Serve warm or cold.
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