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?

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drbabs
drbabs July 13, 2013

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.
http://food52.com/recipes...

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PazzoNico
PazzoNico July 13, 2013

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

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pierino
pierino July 13, 2013

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.

karen06
karen06 July 13, 2013

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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ZombieCupcake
ZombieCupcake July 13, 2013

Cottage cheese, blueberries, curry and pecans yummy morning quinoa

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ATG117
ATG117 July 13, 2013

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.
http://www.101cookbooks...
http://www.wholeliving.com/132167/little-quinoa-patties
http://www.oprah.com/food/Pan-Fried-Quinoa-Cakes-Recipe
http://www.marthastewart...

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Joe Brophy
Joe Brophy July 13, 2013

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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PazzoNico
PazzoNico July 14, 2013

@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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