(Closed) Who here uses Quinoa?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Birdee106:  I’ve bought the Near East brand of it before.  It’s pretty good!  They have one that’s olive oil and rosemary and another that’s roasted red pepper flavor.  I’ve never made it from scratch but I’d like to try.  It’s full of protein and yummy!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Mr. 99 and I are Quinoa folks!  You can get it just about anywhere now…near the rice and beans in your store.

I always wash my Quinoa in a very fine mesh collander to get any creepies off of it, then I boil it with chicken or beef boullion for flavor.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I make it using veggie or chicken broth for flavor and then add it to salads. It’s delicious.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

posting for follow up – I want to know too!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

MMM yes quinoa is delicious! Hot or cold. My fave recipe is adding balsamic vinegar/feta/green and red pepper with some feta and olive oil…so good!

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I use Quinoa in place of rice and in salads to bulk them up. Last night I made the most amazing Quinoa fried rice. Super healthy (cut out a lot of the fat) and delicious! Make sure you cook it with a chicken bullion cube, otherwise it has no flavour. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Birdee106:  It’s in a bag, with like…some pretty vines on it…I’m sorry I don’t have a brand to give you, I honestly don’t pay attention since Mr. 99 does the shopping.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Quinoa Fried Rice

2 cups cooked quinoa (cooked the day previously for best results)

1 finely chopped onion

.5 cup peas (I used corn as I was out of peas, works great)

3 green onions, sliced

2 small chicken breasts, chopped (or shrimp, pork, whatever you like)

1 Tbs Oyster Sauce

1 Tbs Soy

1 tsp Sesame Oil

2 x Eggs, beaten

2 x small chilis (if you like it hot!)

 

1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add chopped onions and stir-fry until onions turn a nice brown color, about 8-10 minutes; remove from wok.

2. Allow wok to cool slightly.

3. Mix egg with 3 drops of soy and 3 drops of sesame oil; set aside.

4. Add 1/2 tsp oil to wok, swirling to coat surfaces; add egg mixture; working quickly, swirl egg until egg sets against wok; when egg puffs, flip egg and cook other side briefly; remove from wok, and chop into small pieces.

5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add chicken, chilli, peas, and cooked onion; stir-fry for 2 minutes.

6. Add cooked Quinoa, green onions, tossing to mix well; stir-fry for 3 minutes.

7. Add 1 Tbsp soy sauce & 1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce, .5 tsp Sesame Oil and chopped egg to rice mixture and fold in; stir-fry for 1 minute more; serve.

It’s not the healthiest meal I have ever made but it’s delicious and pretty good for you. I try to cut down on the oil as much as possible. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I eat it with a little bit of olive oil and shredded or thinly sliced parmesan, or add it to salads. 

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