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    Default Quinoa recipes

    So, I just bought my first bag to try...
    Tips, tricks and recipes (with limited ingredients) most welcome!

    What do YOU do with it? 😊 TIA

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    I've only used it once, fried some onion, garlic, chili, turmeric, ginger and cumin then added 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of stock. Also added some pumpkin and spinach. I added salmon right at the end. But you could add cooked shredded chicken too.

    It took about 20/25 mins and was very tasty. Even DH liked it

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    Default Re: Quinoa recipes

    I would like to know too. I've had a bag sitting in the cupboard that i've been meaning to experiment with for a while now.
    Does it work as a substitue for rice?
    Also does it matter if you have flakes or grain? Are they interchangeable?

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    I use it as a substitute for rice sometimes, but mostly use it in salads. For a roast veg quinoa salad I just do some small prices of roast veg (potato and sweet potato, pumpkin, capsicum and roast beetroot) add that to some cooked quinoa and baby spinach leaves. Dress with balsamic vinegar and crumble feta on top. Great with grilled chicken or BBQ steak.

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    I use it a lot. As a rice substitute or in salads. Just make sure you wash it really well otherwise it gets a bitter yet soapy taste. Otherwise just give it a go! I just boil it until the seeds unravel and its soft.

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    Default Quinoa recipes

    I cook mine in stock, using a rice cooker. Comes out perfect.

    I use it plain as a cous cous or rice substitute. Goes great with stews, Moroccan, fish, steak and chicken.

    I mainly make salads with it, but I do sometimes make a beautiful porridge with it (milk, nuts, cranberries, sultanas, touch of honey or maple syrup). Great winter breakfast.

    It's very high in protein so an excellent breakfast food.

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    Default Re: Quinoa recipes

    I boil it with a veg stock cube instead of plain water. I've used the flakes as a "crumb" mixture that a recipe called for, but otherwise the whole grain.
    I've also used the red one as a base for a few recipes, a "risotto" etc. It's nuttier than the white, in a similar way that brown rice is nuttier than white. Cook till translucent and put it with whatever you want. I agree with the quinoa roast veg salad idea, yummy!
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    Default Re: Quinoa recipes

    I love quinoa. My favourite recipe is to fry onion, garlic, capsicum and chorizo sausage, then add the quinoa and enough vege stock to cover it, I often add some morroccan seasoning too. Then simmer, stirring occasionally until the stock is almost all absorbed. Very yummy!

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    Definitely rinse it first. I cook it like rice, using the absorption method. I often make a pilaf with it, cooking whatever veggies I have and maybe some chicken or chorizo, then stirring them together in a frypan. It freezes well, too. You can also make a fruity porridge with it - just Google and some good recipes come up.


 

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