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Quinoa Review

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

A week or so ago I blogged that I was going to try quinoa and let you know what I thought about it. Well, the first time I tried it I used the microwave directions. It boiled over and I had to guess at how much water to add back in, so even though I thought it wasn't bad, I suspected I hadn't given it a fair shot. Next time I make it in the microwave it will be in at least a one quart dish even for one serving.

Second time I used the rice cooker instructions. I ate the quinoa with curried veggies and if I had gobbled it without looking carefully I might have thought it was brown rice. But I didn't gobble. I ate it mindfully and found it quite delightful, subtlety different from brown rice. The individual grains are smaller than rice. I suspect my picky family members wouldn't mind it, but I'll have to test that hypothesis.

It cooked up in less time than brown rice, although more time than white rice. The box I found was $5.99 at Publix and had 6 half cup servings. Considering that it is considered a complete protein with all essential amino acids, that's not too bad. I definitely will buy more.
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