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Mushroom Quinoa Recipe

Here is an easy, one-pot mushroom quinoa recipe that you can prepare in 20 minutes or less. If you are looking for a quick fix weekday dinner option, this is it!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free, Soy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 276kcal



  • 12 oz mushroom
  • 1 ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 ½ cup water or vegetable broth
  • 1 onion
  • ¼ cup frozen peas
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Cilantro for garnish


  • To begin with, press saute on the Instant Pot and add oil to the inner pot. As the oil heats up, add chopped garlic. Saute the garlic for a minute and add the sliced, cleaned mushrooms Saute for another minute. Now, add the sliced onions and saute until they turn translucent.
  • Add frozen peas, all the spices, and salt. Mix well and saute for 30 seconds to a minute. Add the prewashed quinoa or rinsed quinoa followed up with 1 ½ cups water. Stir well and press cancel.
  • Close the instant pot lid and press the pressure cooker button. Set the value in sealing mode and set the timer for 3 minutes.
  • At the end of the timer, let the pressure release naturally before opening the lid. Fluff the quinoa lightly with a fork and garnish with cilantro. Mushroom Quinoa is ready



  • Always rinse and drain the quinoa before using it in the recipe
  • Add your favorite leafy vegetables like spinach or kale to the recipe.
  • Use vegetable broth instead of water for better flavor.
  • You can prepare this on the stovetop too. All the steps are the same except that you will need 2 cups of water to boil the grains and you would cook for approximately 12 minutes undercover.
  • I used a 6-quart Instant pot duo(pressure cooker)for this recipe
Note: The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg