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Instant Pot Lemon Parsley Quinoa

Fluffy and flavorful and made in the Instant Pot, spruce up your quinoa with lemon and parsley!

sat. fats 0g, poly. fats 0g, mono. fats 0g, sodium 101mg, potassium 110mg, fiber 3g

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I don’t usually eat quinoa but, when I do, it has to be fluffy and flavorful! I cooked it with chicken broth in the Instant Pot, then tossed the cooked quinoa in lemon juice and fresh, chopped parsley.

Result: fluffy and flavorful, exactly what I wanted! This side dish pairs well with many different proteins and vegetables.

The amount of sodium in this recipe will depend on the broth you choose. Trader Joe’s Low-Sodium Chicken Broth is my go-to with just 75mg of sodium per cup.

Lemon Parsley Quinoa

Instant Pot Lemon Parsley Quinoa

Spruce up your quinoa with some lemon and parsley!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 169 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • measuring cups
  • liquid measuring cup
  • knife
  • cutting board


  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Cooking spray


  • Put the quinoa in a mesh strainer and clean it under cold, running water. Place strainer over a bowl for water to drain. Set aside.
  • Spray the bottom half of the inner cooking pot of the Instant Pot with cooking spray.
  • Add the wet quinoa to the Instant Pot along with the chicken broth.
  • If the low-sodium chicken broth is less than 100 mg of sodium per cup, add a dash of salt.
  • Set the Instant Pot to 1 minute on Manual. It will build pressure before the 1 minute timer begins.
  • After the 1 minute is complete, allow for natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, chop the parsley and juice 1/2 of a lemon. Set aside.
  • After the 10 minutes, release the remaining pressure. When the pin drops, twist open the lid and use a rice paddle to move all the quinoa into a bowl.
  • Toss the parsley and lemon juice into the quinoa until evenly mixed.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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