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How to cook quinoa

By Emily McKenna, March 8, 2012 - 11:53am

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Emily asks: How do you eat quinoa?


I have used it to replace bulgur wheat in tabouli.
It can get slimy in the salad if you just boil it, so I like to roast it. Blanch it before roasting to keep it from being too chewy.


11/20/2014 - 8:32am

I eat it with a fork, but chopsticks will do. : ) In most circumstances you can use it in place of rice. It easily takes on the flavor of whatever you add to it, so be creative.


05/25/2013 - 5:50am

You eat quinoa to replace the rice or patatoes. I fry up some onions with littleoil and curry powder in a frypan and when the onions start to smell i add some cold quinoa to make it like a stirfry rice. Onother way is to use some meat/prawns, quinoa and lettuce in a rice paper sheet as a healthy starter.


10/23/2012 - 7:35pm

I eat quinoa as a substitute for rice.


09/10/2012 - 11:45am

Mix it with leftover steamed veggies & beaten egg; bake until set. Cut into meal-sized squares to warm up each morning. Super quick!


03/20/2012 - 3:33pm

My family loves quinoa for breakfast -- I cook it in milk (in the microwave using the rice setting!), and then treat it like oatmeal. It's a great way to get protein and fiber in for breakfast, and it reheats so well during the week.


03/13/2012 - 9:49pm

I cook it with water, little olive oil and sea salt, some cornmeal and add dried fruit, nuts, unsweetened cocoa and honey or molasses for breakfast with some fat free half and half on it, very rich and great breakfast.


03/12/2012 - 1:44pm

I have been making the Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad every week for lunch for my husband and myself. It is quick and easy to prepare, the flavors are fresh, and it makes a filling, satisfying lunch.


03/09/2012 - 6:01pm

Do we have this in the Philippines? Where do they grow these nuts?


03/09/2012 - 1:50pm

We love it with sauted kale added + chopped green onions and red bell peppers.


03/09/2012 - 12:21pm

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