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Ways to use overcooked quinoa?

While making a quinoa salad I accidentally used too much liquid and overcooked it. I made a new batch, but I don't want to toss the overdone quinoa. Any recipes or suggestions of how to use it? I was thinking maybe as an oatmeal like porridge or maybe in a burger?

asked by Gabriella about 4 years ago
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added about 4 years ago

I wonder if you could mix it with eggs and cheese and a vegetable and turn it into a quiche. There's a recipe for kale and quinoa crust less quiche on Food52 that's really good.

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added about 4 years ago

Maybe in place of rice for arancine...? Bind it with some egg and breadcrumbs.

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added about 4 years ago

Crazy Nico I'm thinking along the same lines. My neighbors do this all the time for community pot lucks. They cook the hell out of it and they are deathly afraid of salt. So, you have the sow's ear thing in front of you. Bland, overcooked and boring. Turning it into arancine with a little cheese and a turn in the deep fryer sounds good to me.

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added about 4 years ago

Mix with eggs and maybe a cooked and mashed potato plus seasonings of your choice, shape into cakes and pan fry.

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added about 4 years ago

Cottage cheese, blueberries, curry and pecans yummy morning quinoa

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added about 4 years ago

Use it in a veggie burger that calls for grains or make a quinoa patty. You could also make a morning oatmeal by mixing the quinoa with almond milk and add-ins of your choice, like dried or fresh fruit, nuts, PB, coconut, cinnamon, candied ginger, etc. Use in pancakes. Some links below.

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added about 4 years ago

might not be quite right depending on how overcooked but make a chowder
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 onion, small dice
4cloves minced garlic
1 1/2 cups corn
heavy cream as needed to thin out the chowder
2 tbsp minced flat-leaf parsley
3 ea. scallion thinly sliced
4 slices bacon dices, cook till just crisp
garnish with sliced avocado if desired
hot sauce to taste
since you have already cooked the quinoa cook all ingredients together (except bacon) add to your quinoa heat everything together, if you need to thin it out heat heavy cream or milk separately and add until you have desired consistency

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added about 4 years ago

@Pierino: Deep frying tends to be a pretty good solution to most cooking mistakes/disasters. And adding cheese is a great little insurance policy I like to follow. If it can't be fixed with this combo, chances are, it should be in the garbage; it's not food.

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