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How do you prepare quiona?

For those of you who eat quiona, what do you do with it?


Asked by spottedpony at 9:30 PM on Dec. 14, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I usually cook it something like I would rice...sometimes I saute in a little olive oil first.

    1 c uncooked quinoa, to 2 c broth (you can use water, in which case you will also need a little salt).
    Bring it to a boil, then simmer about 15 mins.

    Be sure to wash the quinoa first. Just put it in a fine sieve, and run under the tap for a bit. Otherwise, it can have a slightly bitter taste.


    Answer by ss_mom at 9:38 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • I just make it in place of rice sometimes. I also love it in salads - it adds an interesting texture. And you can saute onions etc, add some veggie broth, some nuts and craisins perhaps... Or just serve stir fry over it, like you would rice. I love quinoa! And for those who are wondering, it's pronounced keen-wah, which makes perfect sense if you speak Spanish, but is pretty crazy to us anglophones! :o)

    Answer by FelipesMom at 10:50 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Bump for you. I would also like some suggestions.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 9:35 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • I like it as a salad or in a pilaf.

    Answer by chefjen at 10:01 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • exactly what ss_mom said!

    Answer by CJM_SHM at 11:56 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Saute it and cook it in chicken broth and add whatever you want to it. I've added craisins, and pecans before for a breakfast type.

    Answer by sstepph at 9:18 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I usually cook it in water for 15-20 minutes and then eat as a breakfast cereal with fruit and nuts, maybe a little maple syrup.

    Answer by confused969 at 9:46 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Like pilaf

    Answer by Sisteract at 10:20 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I don't. I tried it once and wasn't thrilled with it.

    Answer by not-the-momma at 11:36 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • my daughter will make herself some in the ricecooker, and add butter and cheese.

    I use it in several recipes, like breakfast quinoa and stuffed peppers. Send me a message if you would like the recipes

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:50 PM on Dec. 15, 2010