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#1 Sun 04 Feb 07 12:34am

Mags74

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New ideas for cooking

Does anyone have ideas how to cook quinua question  help

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#2 Sun 04 Feb 07 5:00am

GeoffP

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Re: New ideas for cooking

It depends on what form the quinua (or quinoa) is in.

It comes invarious forms: Grain, Flour, Flakes, Pasta, Polenta

How you cook it depends on which it is!

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#3 Wed 09 Jan 08 9:00pm

French_vanilla

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Re: New ideas for cooking

I just got a pack off a friend... it looks like big couscous grains.... Does it take long to boil ?!  help + how would you serve/use it?!

Frenchie

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#4 Wed 09 Jan 08 10:51pm

GeoffP

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Re: New ideas for cooking

Quinoa Basic Cooking Instructions

Because some of the bitter saponin covering on the grain can still be present even though most quinoa is washed before being sold, you should thoroughly rinse the dry grain until the water runs clear. Combine 1 volume of quinoa with 3 volumes of water and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender. For a nuttier taste, toast the quinoa in a hot dry pan for about 5 minutes before cooking.

QUINOA (Basic Recipe) - makes 3 cups
Ingredients
3 cups water
1 cup Quinoa

Instructions
Rinse Quinoa thoroughly, either by using a strainer or by running fresh water over the Quinoa in a pot. Drain excess water. Place Quinoa and water in a 1 ½ quart sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until all of the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). You will know that the Quinoa is done when all the grains have turned from white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated.

Quinoa Tabouli ( Categories: Rice, Spices, Vegetarian )
Ingredients ( serves 1 )

1 c Water
1/2 c Quinoa
3 md Ripe tomatoes
1 c Parsley
1 c Scallions
1/3 c Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 c Safflower oil
2 tb Fresh mint
Salt; to taste

Instructions

Pour water into a 1-quart saucepan. Add quinoa; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; cover. Cook for 10 to 15 min., or until all water has been absorbed.

While the quinoa is cooking, finely chop the tomatoes, parsley, and scallions. Add lemon juice, oil, and mint to tomato mixture. Stir in cooked quinoa and salt. Mix well.

Let tabouli sit in the refrigerator for a day to blend flavors ( Serve at room tempreture ).

Cooked Quinoa Or Teff ( Categories : Cereal )
Ingredients ( serves 4 )
1 c Quinoa or 1/2 cup teff
2 c Water
1/4 ts Salt, optional
Instructions
Quinoa only: measure into a saucepan half full of cold water. Swish quinoa briskly with your hand, then pour it into a fine strainer to drain. Repeat two or more times, until your water runs clear and doesn't foam when agitated. Drain again.

Bring quinoa or teff, water and salt to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 min, until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat, and cover for 5 min more.

Note: Add quinoa or teff to soups in either of two ways: 1) Add them, uncooked to the pot a half hour before serving time 2) Add them cooked (left-over) to the pot 10 min before serving. (If frozen, allow 20 min.)
Rio Grande Quinoa Salad ( Categories: Salads, Grains, Side dish )
Ingredients ( serves 4 )
3 tb Lemon juice
3 tb Olive oil
3 tb Cilantro, minced
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 c Fresh or frozen corn
1/2 c Quinoa; rinsed well
1/2 ts Cumin seeds; toasted
1 c Cooked black beans
1 md Tomato; diced
3 tb Red onion, minced
Instructions
Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste; set aside. In a small saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water to a boil and add corn. Reduce heat and let corn simmer until tender. Drain corn, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil and add quinoa and cumin. Cover, reducing heat, and let simmer until liquid is absorbed (about 10 minutes). Remove pan from heat and leave undisturbed for 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork and allow to cool slightly. In a bowl, combine cooled quinoa, corn, black beans, tomato and onion. Pour dressing over and toss gently to mix. Refrigerate salad until ready to serve.

Quinoa Summer Salad ( Categories: Salads, Grains )
Ingredients ( serves 1 )
4 c Cooked AM Quinoa
1/2 c Shelled pecans
1/2 c Chopped green onion
1/2 c Sliced black olives
3/4 c Sliced mushrooms
3/4 c Raisins
-- plumped in hot water
-- and drained
1/4 c Lemon juice
2 tb Tamari
1/3 c AM Unrefined Olive Oil
1/4 ts Pepper

Instructions
Mix first six ingredients together in a large bowl. In a separate container mix the last four ingredients. Pour the liquids over the salad and toss gently. For the best flavor let set in the refrigerator for about one hour before serving.

Ancient Grain Salad ( Categories: Vegetables, Salads, Canadian )
Ingredients ( serves 4 )
1/4 c Bulgur
1/4 c Millet
1/4 c Quinoa, rinsed
1/4 c Dried cranberries, or
-blueberries, or raisins
1/2 c Parsley, chopped
1/4 c Celery, chopped
1/4 c Sweet red pepper, chopped
1/4 c Apple, peeled and chopped
------------VINAIGRETTE-----------------
2 tb Lemon juice
2 tb Garlic clive, minced
1 ts Dijon mustard
1/4 ts Salt
Pepper
Instructions
In large bowl, pour 1 cup boiling water over bulgur. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes; fluff with fork.

Meanwhile, in saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water to boil; add millet and reduce heat to medium. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Add quinoa; simmer, covered, for 12 minutes or until water is absorbed.

In separate saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to boil; add crangberries and boil for 4 minutes or until cranberries are plump and water is reduced to 1/4 cup. Drain, reserving water.

Add millet, quinoa, parsley, celery, red pepper, apple and cranberries to burlur.

Vinaigrette: Whisk together lemon juice, oil, cranberry water, garlic, mustard, salt, and pepper to taste. toss with salad.

Paellaquinoa ( Categories: Chicken )
Ingredients ( serves 6 )
1 1/2 c Quinoa, rinsed
2 c Cooked chicken
- cut in 1"- 2" pieces
3 c Chicken stock
1/4 c Olive oil
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 Onion, chopped
1 cn Black olives
1 c Peas
2 Sweet red peppers, sliced
1/8 ts Saffron (or more to taste)
Salt to taste
1/2 lb Chorizo or other sausage
Red pepper to taste
6 lg Raw shrimp
12 Scrubbed clams in shell

Instructions
Saute onion and garlic in half the olive oil. Add quinoa and saffron and saute. In another pan, saute chicken and sausage in remaining olive oil until brown. Add chicken, sausage, olives, peas and stock to quinoa mixture. Add salt to taste. Mix well.

Bake in large covered casserole dish at 350 F. until quinoa has absorbed all liquid (about 45 minutes). Add shrimp, clams and sweet red peppers. Cover and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Quinoa Corn Bread ( Categories: Breads )
Ingredients ( serves 6 )
2 c Corn meal
1 c Quinoa meal *
1 ts Salt
1/2 ts Baking soda
1 1/2 ts Baking powder
1 tb Honey or brown sugar
1 lg Egg; beaten
3 tb Butter or bacon fat, melted
2 1/2 c Buttermilk
--------------OPTIONAL------------------
4 oz Canned chopped green chilies
-OR- jalapeno-tomato-relish
Instructions
Preheat oven to 425 F. Prepare quinoa meal by grinding raw quinoa in a blender. Combine all dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients. Mix the two together. Bake in greased 9" x 9" pan or greased muffin tin until golden (about 25 minutes).

Serve hot, with lots of butter. For a spicier variation add optional green chilies or jalapeno-and-tomato relish.
Minted Quinoa Fruit Salad ( Categories: Salads, Starch nose )
Ingredients ( serves 4 )
1/4 ts Salt
6 oz Quinoa; uncooked
1/3 c Mint; chopped
1/4 c Yogurt; vanilla, lowfat
-sweetened with aspartame
2 tb Orange Juice
1 1/2 c Strawberries; sliced
2 md Kiwi Fruit; pared and sliced
1 c Mandarin Oranges; canned,
-drained, sections
Instructions
In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water and the salt to a boil; add quinoa. Reduce the heat to low; simmer 15 minutes, until quinoa is translucent. In a food processor or blender, combine mint, yogurt and juice, puree until smooth. Set aside. Set aside six strawberry slices and three kiwi slices for garnish. In large serving bowl, combine the remaining strawberries, the remaining kiwi and the mandarin orange sections. Pour yogurt sauce over fruit mixture; toss to coat. Add cooked quinoa; toss gently to mix well. Garnish with reserved strawberry and kiwi slices. Refrigerate, covered 1-2 hours, until thoroughly chilled.
Quinoa Pilaf
Ingredients
1 cup uncooked quinoa, well rinsed
2 1/4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 small onion, minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. saffron threads
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
1 bay leaf
Sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Instructions
Steep saffron in chicken broth for 10 minutes.
In a saucepan cook the onion in the oil over moderate heat until softened. Add the garlic and cumin seeds and cook stirring 1 minute more. Add the broth, quinoa, bell peppers, bay leaf and salt, bring the liquid to a boil and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is soft. Stir in cilantro. Serve
Quinoa With Leeks
Instructions
Slice leeks in half length-wise. Wash all of the larger leaves very well. Chop washed leeks cross-wise into thin slices. Place leeks in nonstick pan and cook until limp. Add spices to the leeks and stir until well mixed. Add quinoa and cook for a couple minutes. Add stock and tomatoes, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes until done.
Quinoa Fun Fruit Dessert
Ingredients
1 cup uncooked quinoa, well rinsed
4 or 5 chopped dates
2 cups grape juice
1/2 cup of raisins
Instructions
Cook mixture together. Serve hot or cold. Sliced bananas can be added just before serving
Hot Quinoa Breakfast Cereal ( Serves 5 )
Ingredients
1 c Quinoa
2 c ;Water
1/2 c Apples; thinly sliced
1/3 c Raisins
1/2 ts Cinnamon
Milk or cream
Honey or brown sugar
Instructions
Rinse quinoa and add to water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Add apples, raisins and cinnamon; simmer until water is absorbed. Serve with milk or cream and sweeten to taste with honey or brown sugar
Quinoa Corn Chowder
Ingredients
1 tb Oil
1 lg Onion; chopped
2 Garlic cloves; minced
1 lg Potato; peeled and cubed
3 c Corn kernels
1/2 c Uncooked quinoa
4 c Vegetable stock
1 Bay leaf
2 c Milk (Pat used soya milk or Rice Dream)
1/2 c Diced red pepper
2 tb Fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried
Salt and pepper; to taste
Instructions
Saute the onion, garlic, corn, red pepper, potato and quinoa. Add stock and the bay leaf and simmer 30 minutes. Add milk and seasonings and heat. Remove bay leaf. Garnish with parsley or dill.

Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes ( Categories: Vegetarian )
Ingredients ( serves 4 )
4 lg Tomatoes
Salt (opt'l.)
4 to 6 scallions; minced
2 Garlic cloves; minced
2 tb Olive oil
2 tb Chopped parsley
2 tb Chopped capers
2 tb Chopped almonds
3 tb Chopped currants or raisins
2 c Cooked quinoa
2 tb Grated fresh Parmesan

Instructions
Slice tops off tomatoes. Remove pulp and seeds and discard. Salt tomatoes lightly if desired and turn upside down to drain. Set aside. Saute scallions and garlic in olive oil, then stir in parsley, capers, almonds and currants or raisins. Add quinoa or bulgur and combine thoroughly. Stuff mixture into tomato shells and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 15 minutes at 350 F.

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#5 Thu 10 Jan 08 2:07am

chacha1103

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Re: New ideas for cooking

My dad was THRILLED when I told him about this topic since he is obsessed with cooking quinoa lol . Oh, does anyone know how to pronounce it? tongue

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#6 Thu 10 Jan 08 7:25am

The White Rabbit

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Re: New ideas for cooking

I heard a dietitian pronouce it "Kee-no". It took me a while to work out what she was on about. I say "qwin-oah" because i'm australian and I like to pronouce everything

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#7 Thu 10 Jan 08 3:54pm

cookinlovebird

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Re: New ideas for cooking

I think its
KEEN WAH

cookinlovebird

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#8 Sat 12 Jan 08 11:41am

French_vanilla

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Re: New ideas for cooking

Great stuff - thanks Geoff  kiss

Frenchie  wink

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#9 Sat 12 Jan 08 8:12pm

The White Rabbit

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Re: New ideas for cooking

that's it, cookin

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