The other day one of my facebook friends said she had just bought quinoa and asked if anyone had any suggestions for how to use it.
It was difficult for me to keep my response comment to less than 10 sentences.
So, I thought I would create a little round-up of my favorite quinoa recipes.
Side note: Every time I think of quinoa now, I think of this commercial and crack up laughing.
Consequently, every time I make quinoa Dan either says, "It tastes like a dirty ol' tree branch," or "What is that, a loofa?"
End side note.
First off, here is a great tutorial on how to cook quinoa. However, I always cook it in my rice cooker in the exact same way I would cook rice. Easy peasy.
- I often use quinoa in place of rice - add a little soy sauce and sriracha and you have a tasty and filling side dish
- This quinoa mac and cheese is one of my favorites - I usually add cooked chicken and shredded zucchini
- Sometimes I can convince Dan to mix things up and make this quinoa fried rice (he usually likes the real deal)
- Quinoa salads are always good - I really liked this Mediterranean one
That's about all I have - anyone else have any suggestions? As you know, I love trying new recipes.
Have a great hump day.