What are some good recipes that use quinoa?

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Answer by depps_lover
SWEET QUINOA PUDDING

2 c. cooked quinoa
1 c. apple juice concentrate
1/2 c. raisins
1 c. chopped water chestnuts
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Pinch of ground cinnamon
1 kiwi fruit for garnish

In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa, apple juice concentrate, raisins, water chestnuts, vanilla, lemon zest, and cinnamon. Cover pan and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Slice kiwi fruit. Divide pudding among 5 dessert dishes and top with kiwi fruit slices. Makes 5 servings.

Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa) has the texture of whole cereal grains but, like buckwheat, is actually the fruit of an annual herb. It’s available in most large health food stores and in some supermarkets.

To prepare 2 cups of cooked quinoa: Thoroughly rinse 1/2 cup quinoa and drain. Combine quinoa with 1/2 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until water is completely absorbed and grain is translucent.

QUINOA & WILD RICE CROQUETTES

1 c. quinoa
1/2 c. wild rice
3 c. boiling water

Combine quinoa and wild rice in saucepan with boiling water cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until all moisture is gone. Cool. 1/4 c. celery, chopped very fine 1/4 c. onion, chopped very fine 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp. chopped parsley 1/2 c. mushrooms, chopped fine 1 tbsp. soy sauce Mix in 1/2 c. bread crumbs 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Mix all the above ingredients together well with quinoa and wild rice; let stand in refrigerator 2-4 hours then form into croquettes or small patties. Dredge in flour and dip into eggs mixed with 4 teaspoons milk, then roll into bread crumbs, let set for 1/2 hour.

Deep fry until golden brown. Serve at once with a hot mustard sauce of your choice. You may add cooked chicken or shrimp to this recipe. This mixture is a little moist and hard to dredge in flour and roll in bread crumbs, just be real careful. When fried the center is creamy and moist and very good.

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  1. I found these recipes for you…they have good ratings and sound yummy:

    Quinoa Tabouli

    2 cups water
    1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
    1 cup quinoa
    1/3 cup olive oil
    3 medium ripe tomatoes
    2 tablespoons fresh mint
    1 1/2 cups parsley, coarsely chopped
    1 cup scallions, chopped
    salt, to taste

    Place quinoa in a colander and rinse several times rubbing the grains together to remove the bitter outer layer.
    Place water and quinoa into a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.
    While the quinoa is cooking, finely chop the tomatoes, parsley, and scallions. Add lemon juice, olive oil and fresh mint to the tomato mixture.
    Stir in cooked quinoa and salt. Mix well.
    Let tabouli sit in the refrigerator for a day to blend flavors.
    Tabouli is traditionally served at room temperature so remove from fridge 30 to 60 minutes before serving.
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    Five (Or More!) Ingredient Garlic Quinoa

    1/2 cup sweet onions or red onions, chopped
    2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
    1 small carrot, grated
    1 cup quinoa, rinsed, drained & toasted (see Quinoa-Toasted**)
    2 cups water
    1/4 teaspoon sea salt

    Make sure you rinse the grain under cold running water to remove coating (not something you can see).
    Spray medium size saucepan with vegetable oil.
    Add onion & cook about 3 minutes, add garlic & cook another 2 minutes.
    Add rest of ingredients & bring to a boil.
    Reduce heat, stir and cover.
    Simmer 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.

    **Quinoa-Toasted

    1 cup quinoa
    water

    Pour 1 cup quinoa into a fine strainer and rinse thoroughly under cool water-this will get rid of it’s natural, bitter coating.
    Put rinsed quinoa into a large frying pan over medium heat.
    Cook, shaking the pan for around 15 minutes or until the quinoa reaches a golden brown.
    Remove from heat and pan and cool.
    Store in a clean jar with a tight fitting lid.
    Keeps for up to 1 month.
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    Quinoa Greek Salad

    2 cups chicken stock
    1 cup quinoa
    1/2 cup red peppers, diced
    1/2 cup green peppers, diced
    1/2 cup cucumbers, diced
    1/4 cup green onions, diced
    1/4 cup black olives
    1/4 cup red onions, diced
    3 ounces reduced-fat feta cheese

    Dressing

    1/4 cup lemon juice
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1/2 teaspoon basil
    1/2 teaspoon oregano
    pepper

    In a saucepan, bring stock to a boil.
    Stir in quinoa.
    Reduce heat to med low and cover.
    Cook 15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
    Transfer to a large bowl and cool.
    Stir veggies and cheese into cooled quinoa.
    Whisk together dressing ingredients.
    Pour over quinoa mixture and toss.

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