I haven’t bought quinoa yet because it’s SO expensive at New Seasons and Trader Joes – where do you get yours?
I get it at Costco or Whole Foods. It’s pretty inexpensive in the bulk bins aisle. If you don’t have either of these stores near you, you may want to check online. Amazon sells everything and places like nutsonline or Bob’s Red Mill also have good deals. I pay a bit more for organic quinoa, but that’s your call.
Using the rice cooker, do you just hit the white rice button and wait for it to ding? (my cooker only has a white rice and brown rice button)
No. I use the other/mixed rice/brown rice setting (aka the setting that is not white rice) and I use the grain:water ratio as per the rice cooker (as opposed to the ratio I would use if I were making it on the stove top). It’s never messed up. Even when I haphazardly pour things in without totally looking at the lines.
What do you do to and/or with your quinoa?
The real question is what DON’T I do with it. I eat quinoa all the time. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love the pseudograin/seed and I can’t seem to find anything it doesn’t go with. Just like oats, it can be eaten in both savory and sweet dishes.
For savory meals I like it with any veggie and soy sauce or Bragg’s aminos. Or on the side of a tofu stir-fry. But my favorite way to eat it is with seitan. I swear it’s probably the most protein packed meal a vegan can create. But truly, the options are endless. Greens and grains. My staples.