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What is the best way to cook pasta made from quinoa,amaranth, and brown rice?

I am not sure if this is on topic but was wondering if there is some "trick" to cooking this pasta. That is my question in a nutshell. The package direction say to boil for 10 min. which I ...
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Pink Tinted Quinoa

After rinsing some white quinoa today I noticed that some of the seeds had a pink tint. The quinoa is from a new bag, so I don't think it's bad, but I also can't find anything about pinkish quinoa ...
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Can quinoa be used as a soup thickener?

The normal method for preparing quinoa is to boil water, drop the quinoa, wait until it "sprouts", then strain. My question is about the last part: the straining. Suppose you are making a soup (...
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Make quinoa sticky like rice?

I make a nice curry, and for presentation I would like to place the quiona on top of curry as shown in this picture: But to be able to do that, my quiona needs to be sticky (I think it's the starch ...
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What needs to be added to quinoa flour make it "behave" like all-purpose flour?

I'm a Type 2 diabetic who loves bread and pasta, so I'm exploring ways of making my favorite foods more "blood sugar friendly", hoping that I can re-integrate them into my diet in a healthy way. ...
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Why do some plant based milks require more emulsifiers than others?

I used to making milk from sunflower seeds and I always add the same amount of xanthan gum. I made my first raw quinoa milk and the water separated - but just a bit, maybe 1/4 of an inch - despite the ...
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Is raw quinoa milk safe?

I've read about saponins in quinoa, some say you need to thoroughly rinse it while others say you don't need to since they have already been washed at processing plants. Say I rinse it to make sure ...
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Quinoa Flour Substitute

I don't have quinoa flour for a recipe that calls for 1/2 cup regular flour and 1/2 cup quinoa flour. Gluten free is not necessary. I have regular flour and whole wheat flour, which should I use ...
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What's the difference between pearl quinoa and 'regular' quinoa?

..and does pearl quinoa have the soapy saponin residue washed off it perhaps, so that you don't need to rinse the seeds before using them?
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How to store cooked Quinoa for few hours at work?

I want to cook red grain quinoa while making breakfast at home in the morning, and then pack it and have it later for lunch at work with a salad. How should I store it after cooking for about 5 hours? ...
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How to make fluffy (not crunchy) quinoa?

Here is what I did: Heated 1 cup quinoa in olive oil for 1 minute after rinsing it. Added 2 cups water till it boiled. I set the heat to the lowest setting and closed it with a lid. After 15 minutes,...
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Why do some quinoa seeds sink and some float?

I was boiling quinoa the other day and I noticed that, when I dumped them in a pot of water, a minority of seeds (maybe 10%) floated and the rest sank. Why do some stay afloat?
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What is the diference between a quinoa burger, a quorn burger, and a soya burger?

I would like to know, what is the difference between a quinoa burger, a quorn burger, and a soya burger? Are their ingredients all different, or are some of these in common to the above? What about ...
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When making Eetch, is it necessary to sauté the onions and simmer the tomato products? Are there differences if using quinoa rather than bulghur?

When I make Eetch, the recipe I use calls for sautéing the onions and then adding the tomato products and simmering for a short time before adding to the bulghur. A woman my husband works with told ...
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How to sprout quinoa (and other grains) safely

I've recently begun sprouting my own grains but I've found (no matter the method I use) that they tend to be too...crunchy? My boyfriend described my last batch of black quinoa tasting like it had ...
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Substitute Quinoa Flour to All-Purpose Flour

If the recipe calls for 1 cup All Purpose Flour, how many cups of Quinoa flour should I use to completely replace All-Purpose flour?
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Can quinoa be used instead of flour for cookies?

I use a non-gluten flour combination of: 4 cups brown rice flour 2/3 cup tapioca flour 1/3 cup potato starch Would it work to use quinoa in this combination as an addition or substitute for all of ...
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How to remove quinoa bitterness (with many restrictions) doing chapatis

I am doing chapatis with quinoa flour. How can I remove or hide the bitterness of the quinoa? There are several constraints for the solution: no egg, wheat, soy, dairy, corn, rice, meat.
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Would cooked quinoa stay overnight? [duplicate]

I cooked quinoa like rice and ate half of it. I am planning to have the other half for breakfast. Is it safe to leave it in room temperature overnight (I don't have a refrigerator)?
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Troubles with quinoa consistency

I've been having some trouble cooking quinoa. I know that it needs to be cooked for long enough so that just the spirals are left, but the quinoa can often dry out quickly and stick to the pan when ...
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Quinoa in a Rice Cooker?

I’ve recently discovered the loveliness of Quinoa, and the joy of buying it in bulk at Costco, so I’ll be making a lot of it in the near future. I’m wondering if I can use my rice cooker to make the ...
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Can I make pasta with quinoa flour?

I'm going to be buying quinoa flour and wanted to use it to make up pasta. Is this a direct flour replacement in a typical pasta recipe or are there other changes you need to make?
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Can I substitute quinoa flour for bleached flour in a baking recipe?

I wanted to substitute Quinoa Flour for bleached in an apple nut-bread recipe - will it work, any adjustments for similar substitutions in general?
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Will adding lemon juice to non-wheat pastas make them starchier?

I read in this question: Why add salt to the water when cooking pasta? that adding an acid like lemon juice to water you're cooking pasta in will help keep it from getting waterlogged and having the ...
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How do you cook quinoa?

How do you cook quinoa? I mean what equipment do you use (electric cooker, pressure cooker, stove top)? Do you add spices or vegetables to it while cooking it?
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