Rice Cookers Recipes

Quinoa and Chicken Super Salad

Perfect to take to a party or for a light lunch. This superfood salad with chicken is a powerhouse packed with flavor and texture.



Ingredients (serves 4):

To Cook in the Rice Cooker:

  • 1 cup (rice measuring cup) quinoa
  • Water to fill to the water level 1 for "QUINOA"
  • 1 tsp. chicken consommé powder

For Salad:

  • 10 oz. roast chicken or canned chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces 
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed ends
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced small
  • 1/4 red onion, diced small

For Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper


This recipe was developed for the Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-BAC05. Please follow your Quick Start Guide on how to cook quinoa in your model. This recipe CANNOT be made in the Pressure IH Rice Cooker (NP-HTC10/18, NP-NVC10/18 models).

1


Measure quinoa accurately using the measuring cup that came with your rice cooker and add to the inner cooking pan. If quinoa is not pre-rinsed, place it in a fine mesh strainer, rinse with water and add to the inner cooking pan. Add water to the corresponding water level for “QUINOA” and cook using the "QUINOA" setting.

2


When quinoa completes cooking, add chicken consommé powder and mix with rice spatula and spread out onto a large plate. Set aside. 

3


Place all dressing ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine.

4


Cook asparagus in boiling salted water (not included in the ingredients list) for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain asparagus and immediately plunge them into cold water. Cut into 1/4 length pieces.

5


Add chicken and quinoa, asparagus, red bell pepper, red onion to the bowl with dressing and lightly combine. Serve immediately.

6


Enjoy!

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