I've been hearing good things. Those who eat it, what benefits have you found? What's your favourite way to prepare it?
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21-05-2012 08:58 #1
Tell me about quinoa...
21-05-2012 09:04 #2
We use it as a rice alternative, in salads with roasted vegies or even as a porridge. It is really very versatile. Taste.com has heaps of recipes.
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21-05-2012 09:27 #3
yep, rinse it (multiple times)
and then use it like rice. or mix it with millet - its very yummy.
i also cook it up, and then dump it into my soup once i've served it (keep the good parts) but to make it a bit more bulky.
i haven't tried flour, mostly cause ana warned me away from quinoa flour
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21-05-2012 09:39 #4
Subscribing. I've got it sitting in my panty and don't know what to do with it.
21-05-2012 09:45 #5
I cooked some quinoa then grated in some Parmesan and coated pieces of steamed pumpkin and cooked it in the air fryer (you could shallow fry though). The kids thought they were having yummy nuggets. It can be used in place of breadcrumbs.
I also make up salads. I add natural yoghurt, lemon juice, chopped capsicum, corn. Or I add pesto, feta, olives. It makes a delicious salad.
21-05-2012 15:05 #6
Hrm I made it for dp for breakfast the other day and it wasn't great...I think I didn't wash it enough maybe.
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21-05-2012 15:11 #7
it's a great replacement for bulghur in tabbouli
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21-05-2012 15:23 #8
I always let it soak for a good 15-20 minutes, then rinse it several times. After you soak it you will see why the soaking/rinsing it so important! A lot comes off of it.
I use it as I would any other grain with stir fries, stews, in soup, in salad, as cereal/porridge. I absolutely love the taste. DP has often found me munching on a bowl of nothing but quinoa and nutritional yeast.
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21-05-2012 16:09 #9
I also love it in salads , Greek salad with quinoa is yum! ( and tabouli as pp said) Also I use it in my chicken or salmon nuggets for DS, and pretty much anything you use rice for you can use quinoa for ( I buy puffed quinoa for DS cereal and quinoa crumbs for schnitzel or fish )
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21-05-2012 16:29 #10
Thanks heaps! So can you just use it plain to accompany other dishes, as you might use steamed rice for a curry?
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