[CnD] Basic Quinoa

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who makes good quinoa pasta?

On Feb 23, 2012, at 4:55 PM, Abby Vincent wrote:

> 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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>> Subject: [CnD] Basic Quinoa
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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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