When my family taste tested quinoa we decided it had yumminess potential and would try it again.
Here’s an update.
Because quinoa is a complete protein I went looking for a main dish recipe. We tried Mexican Quinoa with Pinto Beans from the Quinoa Corporation website.
Cooked quinoa was put together with canned whole pintos, corn, chopped bell pepper, and onion. The mixture was seasoned with garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Traditional, simple Mexican ingredients and flavors. It tasted good.
But…the flavors weren’t strong enough to dominate the plate. And even with pintos and corn the recipe didn’t have the heft of a main dish. Dave kept looking over at the stove to see what else there was to eat.
Quinoa might be complete, but it’s not filling. For this reason quinoa is a side dish in our house.
2 thoughts on “Quinoa Revisited”
We’ve just recently purchased Quinoa after having read about it in Maclean’s magazine. We had an idea from reading the article what to expect, however we did not have any ideas about how to make it a tasty eating experience. Thanks for including the Quinao website in your blog….we should have thought to look there but didn’t!
You’re welcome. I’ve found a wealth of recipes and recipe ideas on the web and at the library. It makes trying new foods easier and more affordable.