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Quinoa is so awesome!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lunch is a hodge-podge bowl. I warmed a cup of plain quinoa, threw in a cup of leftover vinegar cole slaw from the new years, and 2 oz of Wisconsin cheese curds (brought by a friend that we dog-sat for over the holidays).

It's nothing I would ever serve to guests, but I am enjoying it thoroughly.

Happy Thursday!
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  • v DITA48
    Cooking Quinoa (adapted from

    First, measure out the dry quinoa. The proportion of dry quinoa to cooked quinoa is about 1:3, so 1 cup of dried quinoa will cook up to be about 3 cups.
    Rinse the quinoa well under cold water and drain. Itís handy to use a fine mesh sieve for rinsing.
    Put the rinsed quinoa into the rice cooker and add cold water or broth. The quinoa to liquid ratio is 1:2. In other words, use 2 cups of liquid for every cup of quinoa. Season if you wish (salt/fat).
    Cover and push down the button. The quinoa goes a bit transparent when itís cooked, except for a little spiral sprout.
    Use a fork to fluff up the quinoa and serve.
    1223 days ago
  • v SUSIEQ911
    We have 2 rice cookers! Do you use the same proportions?

    We got ours bulk at Acme on Bailey Rd. and I think Mr. Bulky's has it now too.
    1223 days ago
    Thanks! I'll go look today!
    1223 days ago
  • v DITA48
    Tediebear1 - We get quinoa in the organic section of Acme, I would think GE would have it too. Or if we're really organized, we can buy in bulk at Earth Faire or Mustard Seed. It may also be with the other grains (think Bob's Red Mill...)
    1223 days ago
    Where are you getting your quinoa? Springfield G. E. doesn't have any and I would love to try it.
    1228 days ago
  • v NOREGRET2010
    Sounds yummy!
    1229 days ago
  • v DITA48
    Paula, you can make it in a rice cooker, do you have one of those? So easy. In fact, Erica Wides (Chef Smartypants) makes it in batch and keeps it in the fridge for breakfast as an alternative to oatmeal. I love it in salads with whatever you have on hand. It's very high in calcium and protein.

    I got a quinoa salad (mediterranean style) from West Point Market for New Year's Eve. Unfortunately, they had cucumber in it, and they went slimy before we finished it.
    1229 days ago
    I don't even know what quinoa is...
    1229 days ago
  • v SUSIEQ911
    I do like quinoa. I've not made it myself (we do have some though).

    We got the most fabulous quinoa and lentil salad from the deli at the Acme on Bailey road. I want to recreate it but haven't figured out all the components and I haven't been back to that store to see if they still have it for me to try again.
    1229 days ago
  • v 3G1RLS4ME
    I know I love quinoa too I had quinoa with butternut squash cubes and baked it a bit loved it :)
    1229 days ago
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