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Jan 3, 2013 08:19 PM


I'm going to make quinoa for my mom to try for the first time. What would be a good way to serve it?

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  1. Quinoa doesn't require an elaborate serving regimen....I usually add a little evoo after it's done, but nothing fancier than that. I assume you are serving the quinoa with other food?

    1. It's very nice with a vinaigrette, either one you make yourself or from a bottle, and a few vegetables mixed it. You can chop carrots, a little onion, put in some frozen peas and corn, and maybe some fresh herbs, if you have any. Also a little sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese. Easy. Simple, tasty.

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      1. re: rcallner

        Agreed - I love to mix a little vinaigrette with it. Love the stuff. I often use it to make a caprese-style salad.

        Be sure to read the packaging:
        "Make sure to remember that rinsing quinoa is an important step. The seeds are coated with saponins, naturally-occurring plant chemicals that can cause a bit of a bitter taste. Their purpose is to keep insects from eating the plant! While most quinoa is rinsed prior to packaging, it's best to be safe and rinse it again."
        (from Whole Foods)

      2. One of my favorite preparations is from 101 Cookbooks:

        1. This is one of our favourite preparations at home

          Instead of bulgur, I use quinoa.
          Also, I found that 1 1/2 tbsp of oil is too much. I use 1 tbsp

          1. I also think it is best to cook it in a 1:1.75 ratio of broth to get more flavour without it being too mushy. Otherwise, I like pairing it with any vegetable. A good combo is lemon and asparagus, or fennel and cilantro, or mushrooms and ginger.