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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AQUAGIRL08 10/3/2012 11:28AM

    WW has a delicious breakfast recipe for quinoa with cinnamon and apples. I printed it off yesterday and will be making it soon. It sounds delicious! Kudos to you for trying something new!

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GODZDESIGN95 10/3/2012 10:57AM

    I have always been erry of the what I call weird grains....but I want to try it too.

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123ELAINE456 10/3/2012 12:42AM

  Will have to try it sometime. Thanks for the reveiw. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day. Take Care.

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BESTSUSIEYET 10/2/2012 11:14PM

    I find it cooks quickly and have used a variety of SP recipes. Try quinoa, feta, spinach casserole, and black bean quinoa salad (if it's still warm enough for cold salads where you are). I usually use low sodium chicken broth as the liquid for additional flavor. Tried a Berry Quinoa breakfast dish, and didn't especially like that.

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WATERMELLEN 10/2/2012 9:31PM

    Quinoa is so versatile: savoury or sweet application! And as you say, more healthy than a lot of options.

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/2/2012 8:34PM

    I simmer it in a can of diced tomatoes with chopped onion and peppers... bit of basil, black pepper, garlic for spicing... nums! Makes for a filling comfort food for fall and winter.

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FROSTY99 10/2/2012 7:19PM

    I am going to have to give it a try. I just started eating lentils in the past year and love them so this would probably add more variety to the diet.

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GABY1948 10/2/2012 5:32PM

    I am going to try it since I have never had it...THANKS!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/2/2012 5:07PM

    We first tried it years ago when my children were still elementary and Jr High ages. We all liked it and still do. Thanks for the good review.

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GOOZLEBEAR 10/2/2012 4:51PM

    I have never tried quinoa and I appreciate your posting this review of it. I will be giving it a try. Also appreciate the others comments too. emoticon

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BLUESKY_321 10/2/2012 4:00PM

    Try it as a hot cereal with a bit of cinnamon and dried fruit - yum! or, my favorite, as a cold salad - great with some chopped tomatoes, avocado, black beans, corn, and spicy dressing (olive oil, lime juice, and cumin to start!) So quick, versatile, and yummy!

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NEW-CAZ 10/2/2012 3:14PM

    I love it!

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MEXGAL1 10/2/2012 3:00PM

    I had it for the first time when I was in Seattle. Not bad but I won't be making a steady diet of it. Kind of blan. I know, need to add good veggies to it.

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BCARSON11 10/2/2012 2:21PM

    I discovered quinoa a while ago. I always make it in a rice cooker. I tried it because I read it is very good for us and has more protein than other grains. I really like it.

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MSLZZY 10/2/2012 1:52PM

    Great review! Thanks!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 10/2/2012 1:46PM

    I've tried quinoa and loved it! emoticon

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JOYINKY 10/2/2012 1:37PM

    I like it for boosting my protein; thanks for the reminder.

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NATPLUMMER 10/2/2012 1:31PM

    I love quinoa...glad you like it, too :-)

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