I received some home made cookies once from someone containing it. It was so good! It gave the cookie a crunchy crispy texture that is hard to describe. Try adding it in a cookie recipe with oatmeal and/or rice crispies.
i love quinoa too! after cooking it in chicken broth, i usually add dried cranberries, chopped scallions, and chopped roasted cashews to it, along with a little oil, vinegar, salt and pepper…
I love quinoa! It has a light, pleasant, sweet, nutty flavor. I rinse and soak it for a good hour, then rinse again. My 2 favorite ways to make quinoa are:
1. Use beef broth to cover with about a 1/2" over. Gently boil and stir constantly. It cooks up quickly. Add about 2 tablespoons of quality Italian dressing and stir. Tasty.
2. Chop and dice to a fine grade 2 tablespoons garlic, and 1/2 cup of onion, add to broth. Either beef broth for a stronger flavor or chicken for a lighter fare to quinoa. Gently boil and stir constantly. Stir fry in a separate pan diced broccoli. Defrost frozen corn. Add broccoli and corn to quinoa when finished cooking. Slivered almonds adds a nice touch. Some times I will top with a small amount of ranch dressing and shredded parmesan cheese.
Quinoa will thicken stews or soups. It is a complete protein with amino acids. Digests quickly once eaten.
Quinoa is great and highly nutritious — well worth exploring as a good alternative to rice and/or pasta. Generally you need to give it a really good rinse, then drain it off. Boil it for about 8-10 minutes in salted water. I love doing a warm roasted vegetable salad with it (perfect for winter). It’s also good for thickening soups (not unlike barley).
After hearing all of the wonderful things about this grain I purchased a bag after coming across it at a discount store. Does anybody have any serving suggetions or recipes for it. I know it needs to be rinsed before cooking and can be substituted for rice but was looking for preparations specific to this product.
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