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post #16 of 43
Odd I was just going to post in the other Quinoa thread. I was at Costco and they've started stocking organic quinoa so I picked up a bag. It says that its been pre-rinsed. Does it need to be rinsed again? Also, any way of turning this into something sweet? I need a replacement for my morning oatmeal.
post #17 of 43
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Odd I was just going to post in the other Quinoa thread. I was at Costco and they've started stocking organic quinoa so I picked up a bag. It says that its been pre-rinsed. Does it need to be rinsed again?

Also, any way of turning this into something sweet? I need a replacement for my morning oatmeal.

Ya, the Costco TruRoots quinoa is what I have, and find it a tad bitter when eaten plain despite it being pre-rinsed. I would re-rinse.
post #18 of 43
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Also, any way of turning this into something sweet? I need a replacement for my morning oatmeal.

Maybe, but instead, consider adding a handful of slivered almonds to your oatmeal? It'll taste better and give you the same or better nutritional benefits as switching grains.
post #19 of 43
Can I just treat this just like rice pretty much? E.g. make up a pilaf or risotto? Or do people recommend completely different kinds of recipes for this?
post #20 of 43
Its texture is completely different from rice. It may work in pilaf-like things, but it'd be strange as a risotto, IMO. My aunt makes a good tabouli salad with quinoa.
post #21 of 43
I think I can say, with all honesty, that the thought "this would be better with quinoa" has not ever entered my head. I don't know how this awful little grain became so popular, but I am glad you all enjoy it.
post #22 of 43
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I think I can say, with all honesty, that the thought "this would be better with quinoa" has not ever entered my head. I don't know how this awful little grain became so popular, but I am glad you all enjoy it.
I can see what you're saying. The nutritional content is what I like best about quinoa.
post #23 of 43
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I can see what you're saying. The nutritional content is what I like best about quinoa.

You can add this to the list of things I've never thought.
post #24 of 43
I'm interested in it for health reasons - we tend to eat a lot of rices and pastas, have a tough time with controlling portions, and it would be nice to find a genuinely healthy alternative to sub in for casual weeknight meals.
post #25 of 43
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I think I can say, with all honesty, that the thought "this would be better with quinoa" has not ever entered my head. I don't know how this awful little grain became so popular, but I am glad you all enjoy it.

Marketing. A "rediscovered" ancient grain the Egyptians ate! Has a good glycemic index. It sounds foreign. Has "big hit" written all over it.
post #26 of 43
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Marketing. A "rediscovered" ancient grain the Egyptians ate! Has a good glycemic index. It sounds foreign. Has "big hit" written all over it.
Aztecs not Egyptians.
post #27 of 43
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Aztecs not Egyptians.

Damn marketing.
post #28 of 43
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I'm interested in it for health reasons - we tend to eat a lot of rices and pastas, have a tough time with controlling portions, and it would be nice to find a genuinely healthy alternative to sub in for casual weeknight meals.

It's still a starch, it's not some miracle food that will leave your turds polished golden.

I'm sort of ambivalent about quinoa. For every time I've had a good version, I've had five that tasted like a vegan health food abomination.
post #29 of 43
I'll take couscous over quinoa for my weirdly-named starches.
post #30 of 43
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I'll take couscous over quinoa for my weirdly-named starches.
Black couscous is amazing.
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