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Old 07-12-2014, 09:24 AM   #11
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I'll be having a go with these. I bought some quinoa a while back but the packet said to boil it for 45 minutes. It was not nice and I haven't tried it since.
I haven't seen any that required that long of cooking time. Did you rinse it first? I like to use all three colours together (white, red, and black). I typically toast it before cooking it.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:45 PM   #12
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I haven't seen any that required that long of cooking time. Did you rinse it first? I like to use all three colours together (white, red, and black). I typically toast it before cooking it.
I thought it was a bit excessive but not having cooked it before I did as I was told.

Yes, I rinsed it first as I do rice.

The toasting sounds good. I'll do that next time. Tossing in a dry pan?
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:45 PM   #13
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I toast it in just the teeniest bit of oil for a few seconds. Not sure if that can really be called 'toasting' but that's what I do. I use the pre-rinsed, but if you can't get that over on your side of the pond, it needs to be rinsed several times. As with CWS, I like the tri-colored as well.

45 minutes IS excessive. I use a cup of quinoa to 2 cups of water (or chicken or veggie broth mostly), bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for another 10 minutes. By the time it's off the heat for a few and drained, it's a nice consistency without being mushy.

It seems as though the link I posted for the "zesty quinoa salad" on the previous page isn't working....at least it wasn't for me when I last checked it. Does anyone else have that problem, or is it just my computer?
If so, I'll repost it.

Anyway, here's a pic from a couple of days ago. I could eat bowls of this at a time. I added chopped red and green bell peppers, and a bit of chopped jalapenos, just 'cause I had them and it sounded better. :-)

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The link works fine for me Cheryl. It looks like a good recipe. I have been trying to post my Quinoa Salad Recipe, but I apparently cannot from my phone. I guess I will have to go log into the desktop. :/


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Thank you, bunny. Don't know why when I click on the link it's just blank.

Looking forward to seeing your fave quinoa recipe when you have time.
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My favorite Quinoa salad!! YUM.. When I make a quinoa salad I love to add as much fresh veggies as I can, but my favorite recipe is the following. I cook my organic GM free quinoa for 15 minutes, then I let it cool down and I start mixing the veggies. While I cook my quinoa, I flash stir fry some garlic (to taste), peas and some julienne carrots with some celery, I slice a mix of sweet onion and spring onions (1 1/2 cup). Once everything is cooked, I add some fresh tomatoes, either cherry tomatoes or bigger ones sliced, then I add some avocado and make my dressing. Dressing: 2TB olive oil 2TB balsamic vinegar 1TB Honey 1TB Dijon Mustard Mix it all together and then add fresh herbs: parsley and basil to taste... enjoy!!! 3 stars 1 reviews
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