Friday, February 8, 2013

Betty Luvs Quinoa







Gotta love the quinoa!  I get the tri-colored kind and cook up a big batch in my rice cooker.  Then I throw it in everything I make.  

This past week I was in the mood for a light kind of salad, so I mixed the quinoa with mini cucumbers and mixed it all together with seasoned rice vinegar.  It was great!




This simple salad will rock your socks!



22 comments:

That Janie Girl said...

I don't think (I'm scared to confess) I've ever tried quinoa. It looks good!

Bucket list!!

Catherine said...

I love a good salad and am into anything healthy. I have quiona in granola over yogurt. My favorite!

Wishing you a most wonderful weekend Betty!
xo Catherine

Along These Lines ..... said...

I looked up quinoa and it is a species of goosefoot. That did it for me!

Shelly said...

I love quinoa! It's ultra-healthy, too~

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Goosefoot? That stuff is made from geese?

Leah J. Utas said...

Looks good and tasty.

Olga said...

I love quinoa too--never thought of cooking it in the rice maker.

Hilary said...

I love it also... even if I did mispronounce it for many years. That looks yummy,

Madi and Mom said...

BB
Mom's mouth is watering...she is not familiar with quinoa but she just might have to search for it at Whole foods.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Deanna said...

I used some in black bean burgers the other day (I'll give the link below) and they were really good. That was my first experience with it. I'll have to try it in my rice cooker - good idea!

http://deeskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/02/black-bean-burgers-and-homemade-buns.html

Out on the prairie said...

looks inviting, a grain I haven't tried

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It looks and sounds delicious. Yummy.

Ann said...

I hate to admit it but I have no idea what Quinoa is.

Chuck said...

Betty, a woman after my own heart, I love quinoa! My wife will not try and accuses me of liking it so I can walk around discussing and saying, "Quinoa". She thinks it looks yucky.

Anyway, this is a great idea and I had been looking for something new to make with it. I am going to make some of this salad this weekend! Thanks for the tip!

(Don't her but I DO like saying quinoa!)

Mamma has spoken said...

Even with a picture, I have no idea what a quinoa is :/

faye said...

strange I just saw quinoa for
sale at Trader Joe's....
had no idea what it was until
reading the packaging

SueAnn Lommler said...

I don't think I have ever tasted this. Will give it a try...looks so yummy!
Thanks
Hugs
SueAnn

Don said...

I'm heading down to the quinoa store right now!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I discovered Quinoa last year and LOVE IT. I have the cookbook called POWER FOODS and have found many terrific recipes with quinoa. YUM.
jj

Baby Sister said...

I hear so much about quinoa, but I've never tried it. Maybe one of these days I'll get brave and try it. That looks nummy enough to give me a little push. :)

Retired English Teacher said...

Thanks for the idea of cooking this in the rice cooker. Do you follow the directions on the package? I'll try it.

Pat Tillett said...

Quinoa? What the heck is quinoa? Not that it looks bad, hey I'll eat anything...