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Quinoa in the Cholent - Has anyone done it?

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vallevin Mar 21, 2010 03:53 PM

Has anyone had or made cholent with quinoa as a barley substitute? Should I try it?

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: vallevin Mar 21, 2010 04:31 PM

    go for it:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5301...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/2738...

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      craigcep RE: vallevin Mar 21, 2010 05:44 PM

      I've done it because of a celiac friend. Comes out well. Just to tinker with the ratios because quinoa absorbs water at a slightly different rate.

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        brooklynkoshereater RE: vallevin Mar 21, 2010 07:24 PM

        comes out nicely. I personally like barley, but quinoa is a nice alternative.

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          lburrell RE: vallevin Mar 21, 2010 08:19 PM

          Quinoa needs quick cooking, not soaking in liquid for hours. That being said, you could cook the quinoa separately, then pour the hot ingredients over it for serving. We've done this to avoid having gummy basmati rice. Be sure and wash the quinoa thoroughly. if you don't, it can taste bitter. I've been told that the Incas used to wash their hair in the foam released when you rinse it.

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            CloggieGirl RE: vallevin Mar 22, 2010 04:40 PM

            If you cook it with beans, ketchup, and chili spices it makes for a wonderful ground beef texture but more nutritious.

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