Okay, I finally found some plain quinoa (turns out Wal-mart had it, they just run out quickly, as I was warned) and I must say I'm hooked. I fixed it just as I do rice, with a little salt, butter, and soy sauce, and it was pretty darn good all by itself. I've seen plenty of recipes you can use it in, but I I think it's a fine substitute for rice as a side dish.
Fitness Minutes: (25,816) Posts: 82 1/24/12 11:16 P
I like to prepare it like a pilaf...I rinse it WELL, it can be bitter otherwise. I will then toast it in a nonstick or well seasoned fry pan till it gets fragrant, then cook it like rice. I have never tried it as a cereal, but I am going to!
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Fitness Minutes: (6,595) Posts: 101 1/23/12 3:21 P
Thanks. I may end up ordering it online if I can't find it locally. There a couple of more stores I want to check. It is a good bit more expensive than rice (then again, what isn't?) but I like the taste and texture.
Quinoa can be hard to find because the supply runs out and then stores run out of it. It could also be the small town since not many people buy it the stores may not carry it. Talk to the manager of your local store to see if you can get it or you can order it online - www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-26-Ounc e- Packages/dp/B000EDG3UE
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Fitness Minutes: (6,595) Posts: 101 1/23/12 9:31 A
Has anyone had trouble finding quinoa at the stores? Perhaps it's fairly "new" or maybe it's just the smallish town I live in, but I've only been able to find it in a rice mix, usually with some sort of seasoning I don't care for. I haven't been able to find plain ole quinoa anywhere. Do you guys have to go to a specialty store for it? Just curious.
Actually, we now know it isn't necessary for vegetarians to compliment their protein. Agreed that quinoa is good though. I just started using it and have been cooking it just like brown rice in my rice cooker. Interesting texture. I've made stuffed peppers with both rice and with millet but next time I make these I'll try quinoa
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