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Old 03-12-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Quinoa recipe?

Nick brought home some lovely red quinoa the other day. I have a great summer recipe that involves quinoa, chard, goat cheese, corn and bacon, but I lack inspiration right now.

Does anyone have a nice way to prepare quinoa as a light meal?

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No one? Well, I looked around and decided to make a "red" salad with it. Beets, cranberries, carrots, red onions, pecans.. and mustard greens! I hope it's decent.
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Never tried red quinoa. We usually just used quinoa as a side in place of rice.
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I used quinoa once to stuff some green peppers with and it was yumsters! So how was the salad?
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Does red quinoa taste different than the regular stuff? My favorite way to prepare quinoa is to cook some with a cinnamon stick thrown in, and then serve like oatmeal-- it tastes great with brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and all that jazz.
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In my less than exhaustive research, I read that red quinoa is sweeter than yellow.

I'm making this salad right now... I've roasted red onions, carrots and beets, and mixed in pecans and dates. It looks gorgeous. Now to get some water boiling. I think my family is going to love it. It's sweet - except for the mustard greens.
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Let us know how it is! I have a recipe for quinoa cakes that is yummy and someone just passed me a recipe for quinoa pizza bites that I have not tried. If you're interested, let me know.
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Red is a touch less bitter and nuttier to my taste buds .

I like to make it with 1/2 broth, 1/2 water, 1/4 tsp of cumin seed, and a pinch of salt. I chop up some tomatoes or used canned diced tomatoes. Add in some parsley and some cabbage or kale finely shredded and chick peas just before you turn the stove off under the pot.

Very similar to this one except I added kale or cabbage .

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/quinoa-...es/detail.aspx
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Let us know how it is! I have a recipe for quinoa cakes that is yummy and someone just passed me a recipe for quinoa pizza bites that I have not tried. If you're interested, let me know.
I'm interested.

Well the salad was a huge hit with me, Nick and my 20 month old son. He scarfed it. He even stole mustard greens from Nick, which we left off his plate. Gigi, 4 years old, who has never refused to try anything in her lifetime, scowled, complained, made herself a general nuisance, wagged her finger at the plate, grunted and gagged, refused it and at a few points turned her back to the table. And so she sat for 15 minutes until she finally heeded us and picked out a carrot, put it in her mouth, spit it out onto the table and started crying. WTH? We finally ejected her and she cried wailed in the playroom for 5 minutes. Is she having a little pre-school period??

Anyway, 75% of our family really enjoyed it. The other 25% is insane.
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Red is a touch less bitter and nuttier to my taste buds .

I like to make it with 1/2 broth, 1/2 water, 1/4 tsp of cumin seed, and a pinch of salt. I chop up some tomatoes or used canned diced tomatoes. Add in some parsley and some cabbage or kale finely shredded and chick peas just before you turn the stove off under the pot.

Very similar to this one except I added kale or cabbage .

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/quinoa-...es/detail.aspx
Thank you. This is the sort of thing I would never come up with on my own but will definitely try.
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