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Instant Pot Quinoa Fried Rice

A healthier take on the classic Vegetable Fried Rice, this Instant Pot Quinoa “Fried Rice” is just as delicious and will make you feel good too!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 cups white quinoa
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 5 whole cage free eggs, highly beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 pinch sea salt + pepper
  • 1 handful fresh scallion, chopped


  • Turn the Instant Pot on sauté mode and add the quinoa. Toast the quinoa for about 5-7 minutes or until you hear it “pop”. This step will help make the fluffiest quinoa, however it is totally optional. 
  • Add water, cover the pot and seal valve. Cook on high pressure for 1 minute. Allow for natural pressure to be released. When done transfer quinoa to a serving dish and set aside. Give the pot a quick rinse if needed.
  • Add in butter and eggs, cook for about 4 minutes then scoop the eggs to one side of the pot. Add frozen veggies on to the other side of the pot. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until eggs are thoroughly cooked and veggies softened. Then mixed them together.
  • Add the eggs and veggies to the quinoa. Pour in the coconut aminos and fold to combine. Top with fresh scallion and serve.