Coconut Lime Quinoa Recipe

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Just 3 ingredients and insanely easy prep (use your rice cooker or Instant Pot) make this delicious coconut quinoa with lime zest recipe a go-to side dish or breakfast option… Total winner!

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Servings: 6


1 cup quinoa, rinsed if necessary

1 (13.66-oz.) can of coconut milk

1/4 cup water

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 small lime, zested and juiced


  1. Check the quinoa package to see if your quinoa needs rinsed. If it does, pour 1 cup of quinoa into a fine mesh strainer and rinse thoroughly with cold water.
  2. Place quinoa, canned coconut milk, water, and salt into the rice cooker.
  3. I use the quick cook setting on my Zojirushi Umami Rice Cooker, and then press the start button to start the cooking process.
  4. The rice cooker will beep after about 30 minutes. For a standard rice cooker without all of the bells and whistles, one cooking cycle should be enough to do it. Note that you should let the quinoa set for about 4-5 minutes after it’s done cooking and then fluff it.
  5. Stir in the zest and juice of one small lime to taste, adjust the salt as desired, and it’s ready to serve.

Cooking Quinoa in an Instant Pot


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