looking for great quinoa recipes to try!

Liz Johnston member since Jan '12

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I have never tried quinoa and have no idea what it goes best with but it sounds like something good to add to my diet and be a little more creative with my grains. Are there any easy yet delicious recipes with quinoa that you can suggest? or are there any other "superfoods" that you really like to cook with?

posted : 4/12/2012 at 1:26 PM

Greg Dasenbrock member since Mar'12

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I like Quinoa better than brown rice, you can do so much with it... I've put it in salads, pancakes,etc... Or simply, I mix in veggies for a pilaf type dish!

A favorite cookie at my house:
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2012/01/almond-cranberry-quinoa-cookies

Greg

posted : 4/12/2012 at 2:24 PM

Lee Hersh member since Feb'11

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Quinoa is one of my favorite recipes. I did a post on AH a few months ago on how to cook quinoa. Here is the link

I also have a ton of different recipes on my blog for quinoa. This is my all time favorite...Fresh Caprese Quinoa Salad. NOM!

posted : 6/19/2012 at 3:09 PM

Brooke Secoy member since Jan'11

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I was wondering the same thing when I came across your questions! I came across this website, http://www.quinoarecipes.com/quinoa-nutrition/, but am still interested in some additional recipes!

posted : 7/15/2012 at 11:03 AM

Brooke Secoy member since Jan'11

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I was wondering the same thing when I came across your questions! I came across this website, http://www.quinoarecipes.com/quinoa-nutrition/, but am still interested in some additional recipes!

posted : 7/15/2012 at 11:03 AM

I like to make quinoa on the stove in a pot with a 1:2 ratio. 1 part quinoa to 2 parts liquid. I usually make 1 cup of dried quinoa and 2 cups liquid. I like to use either lower sodium chicken broth as the liquid or vegetable broth. Either one gives it plenty of flavor to pair with whatever protein you are having (chicken breast, fish, etc.). I bring it to a boil and cook it until all of the liquid is absorbed. It is SO easy to make.

posted : 7/15/2012 at 9:16 PM

saraherselle member since Jul'12

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This is my favorite Quinoa recipe so far. It's really refreshing and flavorful! Plus it makes a ton so it's great to bring to a party.

http://www.justataste.com/2011/07/quinoa-with-corn-and-scallions/

posted : 7/17/2012 at 9:16 AM

Brooke Secoy member since Jan'11

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Sarah- That recipe looks amazing!! I am trying that later this week, for sure. Now my belly is grumbling. :/

posted : 7/17/2012 at 3:58 PM

cbarone4 member since Oct'13

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quinoa porrige:
boil quinoa (after it has been rinsed) in full cream milk or almond/soy milk if you don't mind that taste. when quinoa expands to its cooked size and appearance (about 30-40minutes), top with banana, cranberries, blueberries and any other fresh fruit flavours you desire. drizzle with honey for an extra sweet flavour and ENJOY! great great great breakfast replacement for cereals as it has no unnatural sugars and is full of vitamins and nutrients

posted : 10/25/2013 at 5:40 PM

cbarone4 member since Oct'13

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quinoa porrige:
boil quinoa (after it has been rinsed) in full cream milk or almond/soy milk if you don't mind that taste. when quinoa expands to its cooked size and appearance (about 30-40minutes), top with banana, cranberries, blueberries and any other fresh fruit flavours you desire. drizzle with honey for an extra sweet flavour and ENJOY! great great great breakfast replacement for cereals as it has no unnatural sugars and is full of vitamins and nutrients

posted : 10/25/2013 at 5:40 PM

Nick Flit member since Mar'11

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Can't wait to try some of these recipes! Being a quinoa rookie, I just bought some bulk quinoa at the co-op a month back and it sat in the shelf before I finally brought it out last week, and I ended up bringing it to the gym for lunch just about every day.

I just looked up how-to cook quinoa (found a simple one on Wiki-how) and while it was cooking I sauteed red onions, and cooked some frozen organic veggie (on sale.)

Once the quinoa was done, I let it sit while sauteeing diced garlic for a few minutes. Then just threw everything (including the quinoa) into the saute pan and mixed together. Super good and enough for the daily serving of vegetables for the day!

posted : 10/25/2013 at 8:50 PM

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