Thursday, June 05, 2014


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.


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.

Unknown 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!