Thursday, June 05, 2014

keen-wah

IMG_6983 Tried cooking quinoa (keen-wah) for the first time recently.

It takes awhile, I think longer than it does to cook couscous.

I served this with swiss chard, cherry tomatoes, half of a hard boiled egg and basil dressing.

The quinoa took on the flavor of the dressing since I didn't cook it in a broth.

If you've never tried quinoa, just remember that 1 cup of quinoa will produce 3 cups of cooked quinoa.

Luckily, I read that somewhere and only made 2 tablespoons...

I'm going to eat the rest of the quinoa for breakfast with milk and maybe add some granola.

If you've made quinoa before, please tell me how you ate it.

5 comments:

Rowena... said...

Wish I had saved the recipe but I made it with lemon, feta cheese and zucchini or something like that. It was good, but neither of us really cared for how teeny quinoa is, and how the fluffy-like texture kinda just poofs around in your mouth.

Hanna Verity said...

I made a cold salad tabouli once, subbing quinoa for the barley. I used to order a vegetarian quinoa dish at a Peruvian restaurant which was delicious, but I've never had luck recreating it at home. Quinoa is one of my least favorite grains.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - Quinoa is a staple in our household. The Missus uses it in all kinds of ways.

K said...

Looks great! I've never made it myself but I have added it to salads and stuff when I'm out - adds lots of texture!

K and S said...

ah sounds delicious Rowena :)

your dish sounds good Hanna!

I thought it was something the Missus would like, Kirk :)

ooh they have it at salad bars, K! nice!

Take care everyone!
Kat