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Quinoa help!

Need GOOD recipes or ideas of ways to introduce it into our diets.


Asked by texasgurl33 at 2:16 PM on Sep. 27, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Yum! Quinoa is so healthy, we have it at least once a week.

    (The original recipe called for brown rice, I substitute quinoa)
    4 large red or green peppers
    1 T olive oil
    1 cup chopped onion
    2 stalks celery, diced
    1 t cumin
    1 t chili powder
    1 t basil
    ½ tsp oregano
    2 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice
    1 ½ cups cooked and drained red kidney beans (or one can; really, any bean will do)
    2 T tamari
    Cayenne to taste
    1 ½ cups canned tomatoes with their juice
    1 small can tomato paste
    Thinly sliced cheese (optional)
    Wash the peppers and cut them in half length wise. Remove the seeds. Place the peppers, cut side down, on a rack above boiling water. Cover the pot and steam for about 10 min or until they are just beginning to get soft. DO NOT STACK ON TOP OF ONE ANOTHER...they will not steam evenly. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. <

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:48 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • go to LOVE her blog but if you click on the tab about food, there are a TON of quinoa recipes!!

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 2:21 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • Use it as you would rice ... as your "noodles" in a soup or as the basis for a risotto-type dish. When I'm looking for a quick meal, I cook some up using chicken stock with some veggies thrown in. You really can't go wrong. Good luck.

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 3:09 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onions, celery, cumin, chili powder, basil and oregano. Sauté until the onions are almost tender. Add the cooked quinoa and beans. Mix well; then add the tamari and the cayenne to taste. Mix again. Lightly oil a shallow 7 x 11 inch baking dish. Fill each pepper with the bean and quinoa mixture and place the peppers side by side in the baking dish. Mix together the canned tomatoes and the tomato paste. If the tomatoes are whole, chop them up or break them up with a fork. Pour the tomato mixture over the stuffed peppers. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake at 350´ for 30 minutes. Uncover the dish and top each pepper with a thin slice of cheese if desired. Return the dish to the oven and bake an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:49 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Breakfast Quinoa
    NOTE: Quinoa must be rinsed extremely well or it will be bitter
    Cook 1 cup of quinoa in 1 cup of water and one cup of apple juice. Chill. Dice 2 small or 1 large apple small dice and add, add raisins and/or dried cranberries and walnuts or pecans- I just add them until it looks like enough, maybe 1/2 cup of each? Stir in vanilla yogurt to coat and make it bind together about 1- 1 1/2 cups. Serve cold

    send me a message if you would like more ideas

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:49 AM on Sep. 28, 2010