[CnD] Basic Quinoa

Abby Vincent aevincent at ca.rr.com
Thu Feb 23 21:55:14 GMT 2012


I like quinoa.  You can get spaghetti and curly pasta made from quinoa.  It
has a stronger flavor than wheat or rice pasta, so you can't use sauces with
a subtle flavor.  You can use something like olive oil to coat the pasta and
eat it that way.  The usual tomato based spaghetti sauce works fine.

You can use the quinoa as a base for salads, as you would brown rice, or
bulgur.

Abby
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you can cook quinoa quie nicely in the rice cooker. if the quinoa has been
pre rinsed, it will list it on the bag. if you get yours from bob's red
mill, which i have seen at wal-mart, it is pre-rinsed.
you can use it as a substitute for rice; i.e. put chili over it, and there
are some books with recipes for using it in baked goods.
it is the only "grain" which has a full compliment of total protein. it is
actually from the spinach family.

On Feb 22, 2012, at 11:12 AM, Jean Marcley wrote:

> These are great cooking directions.  I never rinse it first and it has
never been bitter.
> 
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> 
>> Basic Quinoa
>> Ingredients:
>> 1 cup quinoa
>> 1 1/2 cups cold water
>> Optional: 1/4 tsp salt
>> Quinoa Cooking Directions:
>> You'll need a 2 quart pot with a tight fitting lid, and a fine mesh 
>> strainer Double the recipe if you want to have leftover quinoa for
another meal or two Optional:
>> Soak the quinoa for 5 min in the cooking pot. Soaking helps quinoa to 
>> cook evenly, and loosens up any residue of saponin (usually removed 
>> in processing), which can give a bitter taste Most quinoa sold in the 
>> US these days has been cleaned, and steamed to remove the saponin, so 
>> don't worry about that overly much To Rinse: Stir the quinoa with 
>> your hand, and carefully pour off the rinsing water, using a fine 
>> mesh strainer at the last Drain quinoa well in the strainer, transfer 
>> to the cooking pot, add 1 1/2 cups water & 1/2 tsp salt if desired 
>> Bring to a boil, cover with a tight fitting lid, and turn the heat 
>> down to simmer Cook for 15 minutes Remove quinoa from heat and allow 
>> to sit five minutes with the lid on Fluff quinoa gently with a fork 
>> and serve
>> 
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