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Mmmmm, lovely and tasty! I try to cook an excess at mealtimes so that I have leftovers to eat at work the next day, but if that fails then I just cook something different up the night before to take with me. That's what I've done tonight with this recipe but I've just had a mouthful now and it was delicious - a flavour sensation! I followed the recipe pretty closely but added some grated courgette (zucchini?) and used vegetable stock instead of water. It's really good. My hard-to-please other half tried some too and declared that he would be happy to have this served at dinner in the future! I'm looking forward to having it again with a meal and also having it cold tomorrow to see how the flavours hold. Thanks for a great recipe Happy Harry! 11.06.07 Just wanted to add that this was really tasty cold as well!

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Wendy-Bob June 11, 2007

This is my first time tasting/making quinoa. It was pretty good. I think it's kind of like rice. I made it to go with some refried beans & tostadas (instead of red rice). Word to newbies like myself, rinse REALLY REALLY well. I think I will double my rinsing time next time. Tasted a tiny hint of bitterness, but not due to the recipe, rather due to my shorter rinse time. I doubled the recipe, used 5 cloves of garlic and beef broth. Ended up cooking for about 25 minutes. Turned out great. Thanks for the great intro to quinoa!!

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H C. May 31, 2006

This was the first time I have used quinoa and I turned out perfect! Nice to know there is a simple recipe that tastes great and is good for you too. Even my teenage son ate it which is unusual since he doesn't like much in the way of side dishes. I used some chicken base with the water to make it even more flavorful. Thanks for posting!

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Chris from Kansas August 26, 2011

Excellent! I love how versatile this recipe is, how filling and mostly, how delicious and healthy! My additions included mushrooms, calamata olives and diced chicken. I also subbed chicken broth for the water to add even more flavor. This will be on my rotation for my school lunch meals coming soon! Thanks so much!

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DuChick July 26, 2008

This was my first time making Quinoa and it turned out pretty good I must say. I added some extra veggies (green beans and corn) that I had leftover and served it with chicken. The flavor was a little bland even though I used chicken stock instead of water. Next time I would add some spices (maybe garlic salt, curry powder, etc) to kick up the flavor. But this was a great, easy recipe that I'll use again. Thanks!

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mikey & ev July 29, 2007

I've never made quinoa before. Based on my experience with this recipe, I'm not sure that I would make another quinoa recipe again. I used red quinoa, so perhaps this made a difference. The texture was nice. But the flavor was rather blah and odd. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great. Worth a try though.

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Chef PWIII March 20, 2012

Great recipe. I did as NewWifey suggested and made it with a mexican feel. This is a great base recipe and you can get creative and turn this into many other dishes.

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CheeseLover! May 11, 2010

Thank you! I love this quinoa! Dh and son usually love quinoa, but I tend to eat it "because it's good for me." Not any more! Delicious with a little curry or pepper sauce too!

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laugh2survive February 24, 2009

A delicious way to serve quiona. I especially liked the fact that the quiona was toasted (I used the recipe stated), it really brought out nice flavors. The garlic was present but I didn't find the garlic to be very strong. I could definitely see how this could be very good cold the next day as a salad mixed with a little italian dressing. Another make again recipe!

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LUv 2 BaKE March 01, 2006

We really liked this. I have made quinoa before but it has been a while. I didn't use the carrot and I think I must have been distracted when I measured the water because I had too much. I added a little couscous at the end and we had a nice pilaf.

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