quinoa for millet?

Hi, I'm deciding whether or not i can make the edamame burgers from food network.com. the recipe calls for toasted millet but i dont have millet right now. i have quinoa. can i substitute it? (the millet is prepared and then seasoned and mixed with the edamame to make the burgers)

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beyondcelery
beyondcelery March 31, 2011

That should work just fine! When you cook the quinoa, use one part quinoa to three parts water (instead of 1:2 for millet). Quinoa absorbs water much more readily. Go ahead and toast the quinoa before cooking it, like the instructions say for the millet.

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macollins
macollins March 31, 2011

They have the same cooking times, if my memory serves me. It's a good substitution too, in terms of size and texture. One of the comments on the recipes mentions having substituted bulgur and it worked...the recipe looks flexible that way.

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sarah k.
sarah k. March 31, 2011

It should work, and it'll probably by yummier, too! Millet just tastes like mushy rocks to me.

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boulangere
boulangere March 31, 2011

I don't pre-cook millet because I like its crunch, but with quinoa you must, or it will be like chewing on tiny bb's.

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StacyG
StacyG April 1, 2011

I think it's a good substitution but quinoa needs to be rinsed or it will be bitter so I don't think toasting is necessary. I would rinse, cook and add it instead of the millet in your recipe.

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