Garlic Butter Rice Cooker Quinoa

Quinoa is a wonderful and nutritious alternative for those who with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten intolerance. It can be sweetened for breakfast or served as a savory side dish for dinner. 

What is quinoa?

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a highly nutritious grain-like seed originating in South America. Commonly known as “the mother of all grains”, quinoa is a gluten-free and protein-rich food that contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source.

Quinoa has a mild, nutty flavor with a slightly crunchy texture that makes it a versatile ingredient in many dishes, including salads and soups to entrées and desserts. No matter how you prepare it, it’s a great source of protein, fiber, and various essential nutrients which makes it a great addition to any meal!

Best cooking method?

Cooking quinoa is quite simple and very similar to rice: just add to a pot with water or broth and simmer until cooked through. Done! 

This recipe will show you how to cook quinoa in a rice cooker, however you can also cook it on the stovetop with the same ingredients if you don’t have one handy. No matter which method you choose, just be sure to rinse thoroughly in a fine mesh strainer before cooking. 

How to add more flavor

This recipe uses chicken bouillon powder and clarified garlic butter to create a nice aromatic flavor that’s not too overpowering. You can also add fresh or dried herbs, or use chicken broth / stock if you don’t have any bouillon. Use vegetable broth / bouillon to make this vegetarian!

Quinoa is a perfect rice substitute that can be served as a side with chicken or fish, or it can be the star of the show in dishes like shrimp fried quinoa

Yield: 4 Servings

Garlic Butter Rice Cooker Quinoa

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A delicious and flavorful quinoa recipe with just a few ingredients and a rice cooker!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  1. Rinse quinoa in a strainer until water runs clear.
  2. Add water, ghee, boullion and quinoa to rice cooker and stir until combined.
  3. Set cooker to the appropriate setting. Quinoa will stop cooking automatically when done.
  4. Allow quinoa to rest another ~5 minutes on warm setting.
  5. When done, fluff quinoa with a fork or spatula. Serve and enjoy!


Try with our clarified butter for a delicious buttery flavor without the garlic!

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