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Old 08-18-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me the calorie content and nutritional stats for quinoa? What I'm reading varies, and some sources say it has like 600+ calories per cup. Is this possible? I've been eating it some in lieu of rice but if it's crazy high calories I guess I'm gonna have to stop...
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According to this:

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/c...-pasta/10352/2

a cup of COOKED quinoa is 222 calories.

Uncooked is 626.

Remember that it expands as it absorbs the water and becomes tender.
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a cup of COOKED quinoa is 222 calories.

Uncooked is 626.

Remember that it expands as it absorbs the water and becomes tender.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:53 PM   #5
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anybody have some good recipes for quinoa?
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:02 PM   #6
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anybody have some good recipes for quinoa?
I like to take quinoa and throw it in a fruit salad with berries. Like blackberries, strawberries, blueberries. I bet a little bit of honey in there would be good too.
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this is the only one i've tried so far but i love it: recipezaar.com/Chickpea-Quinoa-Pilaf-Vegan-295639
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Quinoa tabbouleh is amazing - if you like parsley, which I do

The recipe that comes closest to the one I've used is this:

http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/quinoa-tabbouleh

But, much as I like basil, I personally wouldn't put it in tabbouleh... Also, I think I usually add some scallions.

[edited to add: I found a better recipe than the one above!
http://cassies-kitchen.blogspot.com/...-known-as.html
enjoy!]

Oh, and check this out, from one of my favorite cooking blogs:
http://www.101cookbooks.com/ingredient/quinoa
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Thanks for the Quinoa recipes! I've been wondering how to make my quinoa a little more tasty.
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Thanks for the Quinoa recipes! I've been wondering how to make my quinoa a little more tasty.
Whenever possible I have tried to get to know and like the natural taste of something without a lot of sauce and seasonings.
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I always eat quinoa savory not sweet, though it is supposed to be an excellent breakfast food- the way Mama fixes it sounds yummy. I generally top it with sauteed veggies and a little feta or parmesan or just eat it how I would eat rice or couscous - hot or cold.

But, the other day in Trader Joe's, it was the sample, and I love how they prepared it. Very simple and very flavorful - so I will be making this sometime this week. All she did was saute it dry for a moment in the pan until it browns slightly, then cook in broth (I normally cook rice, couscous, and quinoa in broth), and then added a jar of sundried tomatoes and saute together. It was so tasty - had that olive oil, sundried tomato taste. Delicious. I have the jar of tomatoes sitting on my counter right now!
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I have never heard of Quinoa. Do you buy it at any grocery store? I am interested in trying this!
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Most grocery stores will have quinoa, usually in the same aisle as rice but I will say the cheapest place to get it would be anywhere with bulk bins such as Whole Foods or a health food store/co-op.
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Most grocery stores will have quinoa, usually in the same aisle as rice but I will say the cheapest place to get it would be anywhere with bulk bins such as Whole Foods or a health food store/co-op.
Awesome, thank you very much... I will have to try it! I WISH we had a whole foods here, I use to goto one in New Orleans all the time. All we have here are basically Kroger's and Wal-Mart.

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I don't know how your Kroger is set up, but the quinoa in my Kroger is in two spots - in the organics isle, and in the flour isle on a display of Bob's Red Mill flours. I haven't been able to find it anywhere else at Kroger, so if you don't find it with the rice, don't give up!
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