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Cooking: Quinoa (Mexican Dish)

WHAT IS QUINOA?

Quinoa originated in the Andean region of South America, where it has been an important food for 6,000 years. Its name is the Spanish spelling of the Quechua name. Quinoa is generally undemanding and altitude-hardy, so it can be easily cultivated in the Andes up to about 4,000 meters. Even so, it grows best in well-drained soils and requires a relatively long growing season. In eastern North America, it is susceptible to a leaf miner that may reduce crop success; this leaf miner also affects the common weed and close relative Chenopodium album, but C. album is much more resistant.

Similar Chenopodium species, such as Pitseed Goosefoot (Chenopodium berlandieri) and Fat Hen (Chenopodium album), were grown and domesticated in North America as part of the Eastern Agricultural Complex before maize agriculture became popular. Fat Hen, which has a widespread distribution in the Northern Hemisphere, produces edible seeds and greens much like quinoa but in lower quantities. When grown in heavily fertilized fields, it can accumulate dangerously high concentrations of nitrates.

INGREDIENTS

* 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
* 1 onion (white), chopped
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
* 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
* 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
* 1 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1 cup frozen corn kernels
* 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
* 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
2. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes,
3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.



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Super easy to make. Cheap ingredients. Extremely healthy! Chalk full of nutrients!
I added an extra clove of garlic, doubled the cayenne pepper and substituted fresh parsley for the cilantro (too much cilantro makes me feel nauseous.
Quinoa can be found in the organic section of your grocery store.
This makes enough to eat for several days.
Enjoy! Good luck! Happy Cooking!
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If this was the food channel you would have to start out explaining what the hell quinoa is. i'll do it for you:
Quinoa originated in the Andean region of South America, where it has been an important food for 6,000 years. Its name is the Spanish spelling of the Quechua name. Quinoa is generally undemanding and altitude-hardy, so it can be easily cultivated in the Andes up to about 4,000 meters. Even so, it grows best in well-drained soils and requires a relatively long growing season. In eastern North America, it is susceptible to a leaf miner that may reduce crop success; this leaf miner also affects the common weed and close relative Chenopodium album, but C. album is much more resistant.

Similar Chenopodium species, such as Pitseed Goosefoot (Chenopodium berlandieri) and Fat Hen (Chenopodium album), were grown and domesticated in North America as part of the Eastern Agricultural Complex before maize agriculture became popular. Fat Hen, which has a widespread distribution in the Northern Hemisphere, produces edible seeds and greens much like quinoa but in lower quantities. When grown in heavily fertilized fields, it can accumulate dangerously high concentrations of nitrates.
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please read my post before posting duplicate information
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please read my post before posting duplicate information

lol this is an uncommon food in the far north, i may have to try it sometime
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Quinoa is one of my fav grains. I like the texture. and it's supposed to be high in protein.
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I;ve just started to eat it, thanks for a new recipe!
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Quinoa is one of my fav grains. I like the texture. and it's supposed to be high in protein.

fairly decent source.

also, remember to rinse it before cooking. quinoa has a natural soap-like substance on it to prevent birds from eating it.
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pay no attention to him, he's not too bright

this stuff looks great perhaps I'll try to make some
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You say Mexican, Andes, AND South America.... so I'm a little confused. Is this dish something that you may see in a place like Colombia?
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You say Mexican, Andes, AND South America.... so I'm a little confused. Is this dish something that you may see in a place like Colombia?

I just said Mexican in the title so people can relate to a Mexican restaurant. If someone doesn't like Mexican food, they probably wouldn't like this. It's really a more South American dish.
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this stuff looks great perhaps I'll try to make some

I posted it and then he edited it into his post you stupid fuck
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Heh--FYI, Quinoa is nothing special of a dish. Use it in place of brown (or white) rice in ANY dish.

Super-Easy Spanish Quinoa, for example (just like S.E. Spanish Rice):

1c dry quinoa (red or white)
1 can chicken broth
1 can stewed tomatoes
1T minced garlic (or powder)
1/4t cumin

To taste: cayenne pepper, cilantro, butter/butter flavoring or extract

Just bring the liquids to a boil, add the quinoa, add the seasoning, and cook 15 minutes (covered). Mmm.
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Heh--FYI, Quinoa is nothing special of a dish. Use it in place of brown (or white) rice in ANY dish.

Super-Easy Spanish Quinoa, for example (just like S.E. Spanish Rice):

1c dry quinoa (red or white)
1 can chicken broth
1 can stewed tomatoes
1T minced garlic (or powder)
1/4t cumin

To taste: cayenne pepper, cilantro, butter/butter flavoring or extract

Just bring the liquids to a boil, add the quinoa, add the seasoning, and cook 15 minutes (covered). Mmm.

So you just left out the corn, beans and onion and used tomatoes instead?

Sounds like a shitty half-assed version of mine (which is easy as hell to begin with).

Sorry, I do A LOT of Italian cooking, so I get tired of having tomatoes in everything.
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So you just left out the corn, beans and onion and used tomatoes instead?

Sounds like a shitty half-assed version of mine (which is easy as hell to begin with).

Sorry, I do A LOT of Italian cooking, so I get tired of having tomatoes in everything.
Well I didn't even read your recipe specifics, but your thread title made it sound like your recipe was the only "Quinoa" one could eat. My recipe (not really mine anyway), is made to taste like generic "spanish rice" you find in stores, except it's made with quinoa. If you throw the word "spanish" or "mexican" in any recipe title, you generally imply the use of cumin, cayenne, garlic, and cilantro.

My post was simply to point out that there's tons of ways to use quinoa! It's an awesome rice substitute. There's no rice dish I know of that doesn't work with quinoa instead.

Better flavor, better protein content, better amino profile. Quinoa > Rice!
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