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Old 03-03-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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Quinoa

Fortunately, my daughter, who is allergic to everything, loves quinoa. The rest of the family, not so much. Does anyone have a really tasty quinoa recipe to share? Lilly will eat it straight up, so I can always omit ingredients for her portion.

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:12 PM   #2
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Hi Caitlan.....welcome to DC

There is nothing to make quinoa taste better, sorry.
Just kidding......kinda.
There are lots of folks here who like it, and they will be way more help than me.

Don't even bring up the word kasha.

Glad your daughter likes something so healthy for her though, again, a big welcome.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:00 AM   #3
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I really love quinoa.. just cooked with a bit if salt and then topped with butter. Red quinoa has a nice nutty flavor... not so crazy about the plain..

There are some interesting recipes here you might try: http://www.quinoa.net/181.html
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:30 AM   #4
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I really love quinoa.. just cooked with a bit if salt and then topped with butter. Red quinoa has a nice nutty flavor... not so crazy about the plain..

There are some interesting recipes here you might try: http://www.quinoa.net/181.html
Guess which one I havn't tried, yet? The red...it's always out at the bulk foods. I'm going to have to special order so I can get to it first when it comes in!
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:11 AM   #5
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Quinoa Salad

1 1/2 cup(s) canned chicken broth, or water
3/4 cup(s) uncooked quinoa, * (wash it)
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp orange marmalade
2 tsp dark sesame oil
1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced
1 tsp kosher salt
1 cup(s) sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved
1 cup(s) shredded carrots
1 cup(s) shredded red cabbage
1 small sweet red pepper(s), thinly sliced
3 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped
2 Tbsp scallion(s), thinly sliced
1 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted


In a small saucepan, combine broth and quinoa; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, marmalade, oil, ginger and salt; set aside.
After quinoa has cooked for 10 minutes, toss in snap peas to partially steam them; cover and simmer until most of liquid has been absorbed, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and stir in carrots, cabbage, peppers and dressing; mix to thoroughly combine. Garnish with cilantro, scallions and sesame seeds. Serve warm, room temperature or chilled.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:06 AM   #6
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Make it like your favorite pilaf.

(or mine)

1/2 tbs butter
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 onion diced
1/2 cup red Quinoa
1/2 cup white Quinoa
3 bayleaves
optional:add some brown/white or small pasta or orzo

Put above ingredients in skillet and brown/toast Quinoa.

Add dried green herbs such as dill,sage,persley,savory.
Add 1 tbs lemon juice and 2 cans chicken broth.
Cook until tender.

Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:01 AM   #7
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Toasting it helps with the flavor.

Toasted Quinoa

1 cup quinoa
water

1. Pour 1 cup quinoa into a fine strainer and rinse thoroughly under cool water-this will get rid of it's natural, bitter coating.

2. Put rinsed quinoa into a large frying pan over medium heat.

3. Cook, shaking the pan for around 15 minutes or until the quinoa reaches a golden brown.

4. Remove from heat and pan and cool.

5. Store in a clean jar with a tight fitting lid.

6. Keeps for up to 1 month.
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I made this for my special diets group when I cooked at camp. The vegetarians, gluten/wheat free and others loved it. I have made many changes, but thought I would start you off with the original recipe. Quinoa and Black Beans. If your daughter doesn't like black beans, you can leave them out or exchange them, as with the corn as well.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:36 PM   #9
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Thanks so much, everyone! I'll let you know how it goes...
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:13 AM   #10
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Has anyone found a good low cost way to purchase quinoa? I am amazed at how much it costs.
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