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Old 01-11-2008, 04:21 AM   #1
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ISO TNT recipes with Quinoa in it.

I just turned on to Quinoa. It's delicious and GOOD FOR YOU!!! :-)

Anybody have any good recipes they'd like to share?

At the moment, all I can figure is use it instead of rice.


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Old 01-11-2008, 07:21 AM   #2
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I like Quinoa, but have no outstanding recipes. Like you, I just use it mainly as a rice subsitute. I keep thinking I will find a different twist for it.


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Old 01-11-2008, 08:19 AM   #3
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Quinoa is fabulous! Excellent info here for those interested, WHFoods: Quinoa

I always cook mine with veggie stock and usually add fresh chopped herbs. I was on a quinoa kick for a while and came up with this wonderful recipe...

Adzuki Beans, Quinoa & Sweet Potato

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup peas
1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
1 1/2 cup adzuki beans, cooked
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Peel potato and cut into small cubes. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl and transfer to roasting pan. Bake at 350F for 20-30 minutes.

Heat the remaining oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and saute until lightly browned.

Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin and cayenne pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.

Stir frozen peas into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through, mix in the adzuki beans and parsley and toss together with sweet potato.

salt & pepper to taste!

Other favorites are Quinoa with Kale & Butternut Squash and Quinoa with Chickpeas, Basil and Tomato
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:32 AM   #4
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I don't have any recipes that I follow. I cook Quinoa in broth and add saute diced veggies (whatever I feel like that day) to it. Sometimes I'll add nuts and/or dried cranberries or dried cherries to it.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:51 AM   #5
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Here is some more ideas.

Now I do all sorts of stirfries with it, they are quite versatile and goes with just about any ingredients and/or flavours, so experiment away with your imagination.

At the stage of its basic preparation, it does pick up a nice flavour if you first dry roast it in a skillet. (observe closely so they won't burn)
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:19 AM   #6
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Leek Tomatoe Quinoa found in this recipe is VERY good. You dont have to make this entire recipe, could just make the Quinoa part.

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Old 04-22-2008, 10:32 AM   #7
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I've made quinoa raisin muffins using Martha Stewart's recipe and those were really good. My MIL made some banana nut quinoa muffins where she swapped out half the flour for an equal amount of quinoa. It was also very good.

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