Your quinoa recipes
I've just discovered quinoa and boiled some in chicken broth as a side dish. We loved it and want to try it different ways. Do you have any recipes you can share?
I love this one: Smokey Chipotle Chicken and Quinoa Hotdish. St. Paul had a "hotdish" recipe contest for this year's winter carnival and this one won. I've posted a modication of it (to make it fit weight watchers core plan) in this thread--but, you can easily unmodify it. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/47339... We usually make a double recipe and it vanishes very quickly in our house--we fight over the leftovers.
It's a little time consuming because you have to bake the chicken first, but it's worth it. You could also buy a whole roasted chicken from the supermarket if you were in a hurry. We usually roast a chicken one day and make the hotdish the next.
I like cooking it in water, draining, and then tossing with a vinaigrette... One nice recipe is to toss with a vinaigrette made with olive oil, lemon or lime juice, cumin and a dash of soy sauce - goes really great as a side with grilled meat and vegies.
I love quinoa! Here's a favorite recipe of mine:
VEGETABLE QUINOA BAKE
1 Tbs canola oil
1 med onion, chopped
8-10 mushrooms, sliced
1 lg bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1 sm zucchini, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups water
1-1/2 cups quinoa
2 cups peeled and diced sweet potato
1 cup chopped kale
2 Tbs minced fresh parsley
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 400 deg. In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, and garlic. Saute about 5-7 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to boil.
Transfer mixture to 9- by 13-inch pan and cover. Bake until liquid is absorbed, about 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and fluff with fork. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serves 6-8.
Edit: Do rinse the quinoa before using it to get rid of any soapiness.