Instant Pot Latin Spiced Chocolate Quinoa

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recipe by Pamela Ellgen

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    10mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    6
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    167

Chocolate and quinoa? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Both foods have ancient origins and figure prominently in regional cuisines throughout South America. You can use another kind of chili powder than cayenne, but make sure it only contains ground chiles, not onion powder, cumin, or other savory ingredients.

Inspired by: https://recipes.instantpot.com/recipe/latin-spiced-chocolate-quinoa/

recipe updated Mar 19, 2020

Ingredients

  • Cayenne pepper icon
    Cayenne pepper
    1 pinch
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder icon
    Unsweetened cocoa powder
    about ¼ cup (22g)
  • Quinoa icon
    Quinoa
    1.5 cups (259g)
  • Dark chocolate chips icon
    Dark chocolate chips
    about ½ cup (85g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    4 cups (960ml)
  • Sugar icon
    Sugar
    about ¼ cup (51g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    about ½ tsp (3g)

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add cayenne pepper, unsweetened cocoa powder, quinoa, dark chocolate chips, ground cinnamon, water, sugar and sea salt to the inner pot
  2. Stir until well combined
  3. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  4. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 5 min
  5. Natural release - 5 min
  6. Quick release
  7. Serve
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