Quinoa

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  1. Dizzi-G

    Dizzi-G Full Member

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    Hiya

    Has anyone tried Quinoa? And if so, what did you do with it? And what does it taste like?

    Thaaaaaaaanks, Jo x
     
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    Shall let you know if ever I get round to opening the bag I've had for months lol
     
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    Yep I've tried it, I bought it in one of those 'just add water' packs. It was pleasant enough, more of a bland taste, it's what you add to it which makes it.

    From what I remember it is quiet expensive, thats why I bought a 'made up' pack as it worked out cheaper.

    I've never bought is since as I didn't think the taste warranted the cost.
     
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    I feel pretty much the same about it as HappyHolidays - it's nice, but not worth the cost.

    It's comparable, I think, to bulghur wheat and couscous, so you can use it in place of either of those.
     
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    Plumfoodie Paleo maintenance rocks!

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    I make it into cold salads similar to bulgar wheat or couscous. I agree the taste is pretty bland but I like the slight crunchiness and the high protein content. And red quinoa is quite pretty. :)

    Just make sure you wash it well unless the box says you don't need to, as it has a natural bitter coating. And if you have a rice cooker it will cook really nicely!
     
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