(Closed) Quinoa

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Im curious what is it and how you cook it, lots of WW people talk about it

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I saw this in a protein bar recipe but haven’t tried it yet.  Would love to though!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Quinoa is a grain-like species grown for its’ edible seeds. It is actually not a grain.

The nutrient composition is very good compared with common cereals. Quinoa grains contain essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron.

As such it is a source of protein and calcium for vegetarians and vegans. The protein content is high-14% by mass, but not as high as most beans and legumes. It is gluten free and good for those who are lactose intolerant.

The seeds need to be processed to remove the bitter coating.

It can be used to make salads, sides and mains.

You can find many recipes online.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I quite like it so I just prepare it with chicken broth and eat it in place of rice by itself. 

Ive also had it in a chocolate cakey thing, and a few variations of salads. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I boil it just like noodles and serve it as a pasta substitute… 

i usually just add lots of veggies and then sauce.

 

it doesn’t have much flavor on it’s own- it tastes like grain

Post # 10
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Honey bee

I love quinoa. Buy the pre-rinsed kind and cook it like rice. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Love it – my advice would be to rinse thoroughly though (before cooking) to get rid of any ‘crunchy’ bits.  Flavour as you would for cous cous.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like quinoa a lot. The biggest tip is make sure you rinse it first before cooking. Removes any bitter taste. I cook it with broth, it’s super easy, and my favorite way to serve it is under some shredded grilled bbq chicken with fresh corn, cilantro, black beans, shredded cheese, and a yogurt bbq sauce. It’s pretty healthy and super filling but tastes awesome

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I tend to cook it plain, just like I would rice (or follow the instructions on the back of the container).  Sometimes, I’ll mix it with something – chickpeas, lentils, beans or mixed veggies.  It’s delicious!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve made it as a side by itself (seasoned with different spices). I think it would be a bit plain if left unseasoned. I love love love quinoa! It’s very versatile and so much faster to cook than rice.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve been interested in trying it lately. I actually bought a package that is premixed with dehydrated vegetables & some spices for my first time. I’m usually the type to avoid pre packaged foods, but this had only whole foods on the label, so I’m going to give it a try. It’s Roland brand “Garden vegetable quinoa”. I like the suggestion for cooking it in chicken broth rather than water, I might have to try that!

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