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janejohnson says ...
@Krista It should cook all the way if you put it in the pan, but it might end up being sticky and unfulfilling. I would recommend preparing the quinoa separately to ensure satisfactory cooking. If you use chicken broth instead of water for the quinoa prep, this will add flavor and dimension to your dish. Happy cooking!
11/17/2011 2:44:57 PM CST
Nyla Fergusson says ...
Finally! Thank-you I've been trying to figure out not only what QUINOA is but how to use it! My In-laws are Chilean and recently brought me 20 lbs. of this. My Husband said all his Mother did was cook it like rice and that he couldn't stand the BITTERNESS & MUSHY flavor and texture. She told me to throw One Cup of The Quinoa without rinsing it add Two cups water and cook for 45-60 min. I think you just explained why my poor husband doesn't like it! Thanks! For your help I'm going to try your instructions and things will most likely be much better!
01/12/2012 5:07:26 PM CST
Feast Your Eyes! Inc. Catering and Event Design says ...
This sounds like a great meal as well as very healthy. Maybe I can try and get the kids to eat this as well. I never thought about adding it to cereal but that is a good idea to get a healthy start of the day. Thanks for sharing this!
06/22/2012 3:18:06 PM CDT
Tracey says ...
I've been hearing about how awesome quinoa is for you but I had no idea what to do with it. After reading your article I've decided to eat it for breakfast as a substitution for oatmeal. You provided some great ideas and thanks so much for sharing!
06/25/2012 9:46:27 AM CDT
dori jenkins says ...
is quinoa a plant? if not, what plant do these seeds come from?
12/30/2012 10:54:20 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DORI - Yes, quinoa is a crop that is grown for it's edible seeds. As a crop, it is closely related to species such as beets and spinach.
12/31/2012 11:37:20 AM CST
Susan says ...
My preference is to cook quinoa like pasta rather than rice. That is, to put in a boiling pot of water and simmer. Drain off water when done and let sit covered for 10 minutes. We generally measure out 2 cups--most often one cup white and half cup each red and black-- and simmer for ~13 minutes. We go through about 75 pounds a year.
05/17/2013 4:28:28 PM CDT
Cathy says ...
I was just at my local Whole Foods and saw something called Carrot Ginger Quinoa (something like that) and was wondering if anyone has a recipe for this? It had a label saying everything in it, but it was too far away for me to read it!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated, it looked wonderful!!
06/16/2013 8:20:43 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CATHY - I was not able to find anything on our main site so check with the local store. This was probably a great recipe made in-house, if they have a recipe, they'll be happy to share it with you!
06/17/2013 4:43:08 PM CDT
valrie says ...
i lives in Maryland and would like to cook a dish of this food where can i buy it
10/01/2013 9:49:10 AM CDT