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May 06, 2009


Gourmet Chick

Sounds fabulous but I can never work out how to cook quinoa either. How would you recommend steaming without a thermomix?


hi gourmet chick,
i would suggest using a stainless steel steaming basket (they retail for about £5 in the UK) or one of those pasta pots with steamer inserts - the essential thing is that the quinoa should be wet when you start the steaming, but not be in contact with the water for too long, the cooking should take place through the steam collecting under the lid.
it would be great if you could report back!


I've never even eaten quinoa' let alone cooked it but it sounds like the ideal foodstuff! I wonder if my kids would go for it?

Jenny @ NourishedKitchen

Lovely. We have some fresh asparagus that was picked this morning and some local quinoa lurking in our cupboards. It's serendipitous that I came across your recipe!


hi kit

oh definitely! two of my kids are relatively picky, but they eat it just like rice! despite turning their noses on brown/whole rice!
do give it a try!


In our home, we use the term "heavy rotation" to describe great recipes like this.

They are such favorites that we make them over and over again, and we get faster and faster at making them. Better still, you can also get more and more flexible with how you make the recipe, based on veggies and foods you have on hand. Thanks for sharing.

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Stacey Snacks

I've never cooked quinoa at home, I will try this salad for certain!
I love the dressing!


Great recipe. Just my sort of food. I am not confident in cooking quinoa. I don't have a steamer. What do you suggest. I have some in the house but am unsure how to cook it... and have ditched the packet!


Looks wonderful. Fresh, tasty and healthy. I really should cook quinoa more often

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