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I LOVE quinoa we eat it a lot. Regular quinoa (the whitish tan stuff) is fluffy and delicious, the red is a little earthy and chewy, the black I think is a little bitter.
I like to use it in place of rice.
One hint is NOT to use a 2-1 ratio. It makes for soggy quinoa. Use 1 1/2 cups of liquid for each cup of quinoa. I also prefer it made with water not broth as some people recommend.
Let me know if you find any good recipes!! The few I've tried have been disappointing.
I think everyone should try quinoa
Also, it tastes different if you brown the grains in the pan first vs if you don't.
Make sure you rinse/soak the grains first before cooking, the outer seed is very bitter and yucky.
Now I think I'm going to have to have quinoa for lunch
I love quinoa!! I make a cold bean quinoa salad usually. Sometimes I make like an all in one dish.
2 cups quinoa / 4 cups cooked - cool before mixing in
1 can each of kidney beans, black beans and mixed bean salad beans
Corn kernels frozen or canned
2 large tomatoes chopped
1 red onion chopped
Cilantro fresh chopped
3 limes squeezed
Cumin, salt, pepper
Optional yellow pepper, cucumber
This one I serve warm
Sauté veggies of choice
I use zucchini tomato onion garlic and mushrooms
Add cooked quinoa,
Just before serving I add fresh basil leaves.
Quinoa is really versatile. You can add any flavours you like.
Mom to Colton,Megan, Caitlyn, Nick, Brandon and 2 angels.
BFP Dec 2010 hcg Dec 18 13dpo 58... Dec 20 15 dpo 190.4 (28 hr doubling)