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I would like anything special or interesting you do with quinoa recipes .I really like it but dont know what to do with it!Also,I've gotten grains of sand in it before which was not pleasant scraping on my teeth!

- Submitted by SUECHRIS50 6/25/2012 in Cooking | 8 Comments
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CYNMOM 7/3/2012 6:39:00 PM

    We cook it with lime zest, lime juice and cilantro. Excellent!
NANCYHOME247 6/25/2012 4:26:00 PM

    Since I've computerized recipes for years now, I'd be happy to send you my "Grain,Quinoa" section. SP says it's too long to post here, so I'll try to send it through SparkMail. If that doesn't work, let me know and perhaps we can figure it out.

BECCA1095 3/3/2014 11:07:00 AM

    Yes, you always have to rinse it. I use it instead of brown rice, white rice, potatoes, oatmeal and pasta. High protein and high fiber! I cook up a bunch at a time, store it in the frig, then use it as an additive to recipes instead of those things I listed above. Try 1/2 cup cooked, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tab honey, 2 tab crushed toasted almonds. Warm in the microwave...an excellent filling breakfast.
CURLYCURLY62 7/7/2012 8:39:00 PM

    I use quinoa instead of oatmeal for breakfast. I will cook up a large batch the night before, then in the morning I just warm up a cupful with some butter and maple syrup. It's so delicious. I want to add cream to it but don't as it would be too rich for the way I'm eating now. I settle for a pat of butter. Just be sure that you rinse your quinoa a few times and soak it for a little while before cooking. Enjoy!!
SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 7/3/2012 12:41:00 PM

    I too make Quinoa w/ Black beans, found the recipe in the WW magazine, the Allspice makes all the difference. It's great as a side, or even a main meal!!!
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GOJETA 7/2/2012 4:50:00 PM

    You can do anything with quinoa that you might do with rice or pasta.
1.Tomato sauce, veggies and a sprinkle of cheese.
2. Make a pasta salad but use the quinoa instead
3. Stir fry-but use the quinoa instead of the rice
etc
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UCANGOME 7/1/2012 11:33:00 PM

    I make a "pilaf" with it. I made some today! I find whatever vegetables I can...and I saute them in a couple tablespoons of olive oil while I cook the quinoa. Once both are done, I mix them together and eat. Today I had some leftover colorful peppers, onion and some frozen spinach. I always soak the quinoa for 30 minutes, rinse then cook. This rids it of the bitterness and hopefully any sand!
KRISBRITT 6/29/2012 4:06:00 PM

    I make quinoa and black beans....with another side dish...carrot fries. Contact me at Irish245@zoominternet.net if you'd like the recipe - too many characters to put here emoticon

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