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Easy vegetarian Instant pot recipes

Are you looking for easy instant pot recipes? Here is the collection of vegetarian instant pot recipes that are healthy, delicious, easy to make at home. Start making healthy instant pot recipes with this quick quinoa vegetable pilaf.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Global
Keyword instant pot vegetarian recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Sravanthi



  • 2 cups quinoa (raw)
  • 2.5 cup water or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped beans
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder adjust according to your preference
  • Salt to taste


  • Chop the veggies and keep them aside.
  • Wash the quinoa at least 2 to 3 times, drain the water completely, and keep it aside.
  • Start the Instant pot in sauté mode.
  • Once it is hot, add oil, bay leaf, and chopped ginger.
  • Now add onions and let them fry for a minute. 
  • To these onions, now add the chopped veggies.
  • Fry the veggies for a couple of minutes and add washed quinoa.
  • Mix it once, add pepper powder, dried oregano and fry it for a couple of minutes.
  • Switch off the Instant pot and add water to the inner pot. You can check the salt at this stage and adjust it if needed.
  • Close the instant pot with its lid and cook it on manual or pressure cooker mode for 2 minutes on high pressure.
  • Once the Instant pot beeps, switch it off and wait for the pressure to release naturally.
  • Open the lid now and fluff it up.
  • And easy quinoa pilaf is ready to serve!