Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Easy Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa: Tasty, versatile, has complete protein, full of vitamins & minerals!: Cooking Quinoa: Quinoa is simple to cook, very much like rice. This easy quinoa recipe gives you basic cooked quinoa - similar in texture and appearance to couscous, but more substantial and nutritious.
Simple Delicious Quinoa Breakfast Recipe
Ingredients:    1 cup or so cooked quinoa
    2 Tbsp sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or slivered almonds (softer & sweeter when soaked overnight)
    2 Tbsp raisins
    2 Tbsp chopped dried apricots
    Substitute dried cranberries, currants, blueberries, chopped figs or dates as you like
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1 cup almond, hemp or soy milk, flavored or plain - add more as needed
    Optional: 1 Tbsp maple syrup, brown rice syrup or other sweetener
Combine all ingredients in a two quart saucepan
Heat on medium-low, stirring, until the quinoa has soaked up the liquid, and the dried fru

    1-it has plumped up nicely
    2-Add more milk if needed until the consistency pleases you
    3-That's it. Enjoy!
Vegan Quinoa Veggie Burger RecipeIngredients:
    1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
    1/2 cup hummus OR 1/2 cup mashed cooked chickpeas + 2 Tbsp water
    1 Tbsp unsalted tomato paste
    2 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal or egg replacer
    1 Tbsp soy sauce OR Bragg's Liquid Aminos
    1 tsp dried basil leaf
    1/2 tsp dried thyme leaf
    1/2 tsp gr cumin seed
    1 tsp gr coriander seed
    1/2 tsp paprika
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    4 Tbsp potato starch OR wheat flour
    Salt & pepper to taste
1-Heat a non-stick frying pan on med. low
2-Dry roast the cumin, coriander, paprika and garlic powder, stirring, 5 min.
3-Blend all ingredients in a bowl or food processor
4-If you have time, chill the mixture for an hour or so before forming into patties, for a firmer patty.
5-Divide burger mix into 8 equal portions and form into 3 inch patties
6-Fry in a little oil on medium heat, 5 - 10 minutes each side, until browned and firm
7-To freeze uncooked, place the patties between sheets of wax paper on a baking sheet and freeze. 8-Store in a freezer bag or plastic container and cook as needed (thaw in fridge or microwave)
By Savvyvegetarian  
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