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04-01-2009, 11:40 PM
I really love the whole grain, quinoa!

I have only made it cooked in water or chicken stock. Then I add ground turkey or cubed chicken and lots of veggies.
I am looking for other ways to make quinoa, including a breakfast type.
Any ideas?

04-01-2009, 11:42 PM
yum yum... I made a quinoa scallop dish a few days ago. soooo yummy. Quinoa is definitely a grain that will stay in my home.

04-01-2009, 11:47 PM
Yikes! I have a shellfish allergy so no scallops for me!

I find quinoa very satisfying (probably because of the protein content).

Does anyone know the calorie count for it?

04-02-2009, 12:07 AM
If you google quinoa tabbouleh you will get a number of recipes. Great for the warmer weather. I always up the veggies/herbs

04-02-2009, 01:53 AM
I made a mango, black bean and quinoa salad, it was soo good. Here is a link to the recipe

04-02-2009, 07:19 AM
I've never actually tried quinoa, but I love bulgar wheat. I know that they look quite similar, but can anyone tell me how they compare in terms of taste? Also, is quinoa quick to cook? One of the appeals of the bulgar wheat that I buy is that it cooks within minutes (a bit like couscous!). Sorry, I don't want to hijack your thread, but I'm really interested in trying it!

04-02-2009, 03:40 PM
I have never tried bulgar wheat! Sounds like you and I need to try each others favs!!

Quinoa cooks in 15 min and you use the 2 to 1 ratio of water or broth to the quinoa (just like rice)

Tell me a recipe using bulgar wheat...I'm curious now!!

04-02-2009, 03:56 PM
My favorite quinoa recipe is quinoa and black beans

Allrecipes, my fav site has 49 recipes -

Thighs Be Gone
04-02-2009, 04:07 PM
I made quinoa the other day--first diced and sauteed onion, then diced up carrots and cooked the of my faves alongside fish.

Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is absoutely fantastic in soooo many ways--I love the protein content, the lower carb content when compared to rice and the like and it's versatility.

04-03-2009, 04:18 PM
I just finishing making quinoa with grilled chicken and a half of bag of stirfry veggies, zucchini and a can of petite diced tomatoes. I topped mine off with fat-free sour creme and my husbands with parmesean cheese.

He said "what is this stuff?" I told him its like rice but waaaay better for you. He didn't admit he liked it but he sure cleaned his plate!! Enough said!!

04-07-2009, 10:56 PM
I use quinoa as a substitute for rice, grains, or sometimes pasta in a dish. My favorite is in Indian dishes. Since quinoa is a little more dense than rice, I tend to lessen the amount I use per serving.

For breakfast ... I've even thrown it in pancakes before, instead of rice or oatmeal. I've also eaten it warm with a little honey and milk on it for breakfast (bulgur is good that way, too).

I bet it would be good in soup, too.