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Quinoa recipes (Pesach)

AdinaA Feb 5, 2014 03:08 PM

Mark Bittman must be getting ready for passover, because he has an article on quinoa patties and risotto that are pesachdik ( some milching, some parve, even vegan.


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    JackieR Feb 5, 2014 03:35 PM

    Pesach already? Can't face it. The recipes look nice though.

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      arifree Mar 20, 2014 01:32 PM

      There was a recent Cook's Illustrated article on how to make quinoa edible. I'll have to dig it up.

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        rockycat Mar 21, 2014 04:38 AM

        There's an ad for the KP Natural Earth Organic Quinoa that includes a recipe for "Vegetable Fried Quinoa." It's essentially a fried rice recipe that uses quinoa and I thought it was really interesting until I got to the ingredient, "3 tablespoons kosher for passover soy sauce."

        I'm unfamiliar with KP soy sauce and am really scared to even ask what's in it. Any ideas what I could substitute for {shudder} KP soy sauce?

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        1. re: rockycat
          SoCal Mother Mar 21, 2014 04:48 AM

          In a few moments of weakness I bought the "soy" sauce. Not a good idea. It was pretty much what I should have expected, salty and icky. I didn't look at his recipe but I'd imagine anything salty would do, maybe soup powder?

          1. re: SoCal Mother
            AdinaA Mar 21, 2014 06:05 AM

            SoCal, I've done that, i.e., bought a Pesach version of, say, mustard, then asked myself why

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              SoCal Mother Mar 21, 2014 09:51 AM

              Embarrassed to admit I've bought the mustard also. Yuk.

          2. re: rockycat
            AdinaA Mar 21, 2014 06:03 AM

            a sliver of anchovy, and salt to taste.

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              cheesecake17 Mar 21, 2014 11:05 AM

              Or, skip it. I've made fried rice on Passover (using cleaned and checked rice) without the soy sauce. It was my daughter's favorite Passover lunch

            2. re: rockycat
              CloggieGirl about 23 hours ago

              If you have KP molasses, a bit of it can add umami to the dish along with salt. This is my secret weapon to add umami to seitan and other veggie dishes.

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              GilaB 1 day ago

              My mother made the quinoa cakes with pine nuts and raisins for the first days, and they were delicious. (She was out of pine nuts right then, and substituted chopped slivered almonds.) She made them several days in advance, reheating in the oven. They almost certainly weren't as crisp as they would have been fresh, but they were devoured, and several people wanted the recipe.

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                DeisCane 1 day ago

                I made oatmeal yesteday with quinoa and it was great! I cooked it a touch longer than you should, with a bit of whole milk replacing some of the water, then added a tsp of butter, a pinch of sea salt, a sliced banana and a squeeze of honey. It was delish!

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