Kickin' It Up With Quinoa (Family Bites)

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  • Welcome! I'm Jan, a Canadian food writer & party planner with a specialty in celebrations for kids. I'm the Food Editor for SavvyMom Media & a contributor to several other family-focused publications. I live in Toronto with my husband and our two tween sons.

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Christine

What a coincidence that I stumbled on this blog post today - I actually bought quinoa yesterday (the same bag shown in your picture!) for the first time and was going to look for ways to use it. Maybe I'll make quinoa pancakes!

We eat a lot of rice in our home and I think quinoa seems like a healthier alternative - more nutritious, lower glycemic index. I wonder if it can be made in a rice cooker.

Jan Scott

A rice cooker might work!  I do mine on the stove and it really takes less than 15 minutes.  I just love keeping a container in the fridge and adding it to anything and everything.  Let me know how it works out for you!

Jan Scott

A rice cooker might work!  I do mine on the stove and it really takes less than 15 minutes.  I just love keeping a container in the fridge and adding it to anything and everything.  Let me know how it works out for you!

Jessie Boynton

How much quinoa did you add? sounds yummy!

decafmom

I just recently found your blog and already I'm a fan :)

Quinoa absolutely works in a rice cooker! I simply use two cups water and one cup quinoa, and it's best to rinse the quinoa first.

Our family recently added quinoa to the regular rotation, and it's a big hit. We use the organic red variety from Trader Joe's and all it "red rice", which goes over well with the 3yo. It's delicious served with roasted winter vegetables (butternut squash, brussels sprouts, cauliflower...) and a sprinkle of parm.

Jan Scott

Hi Jessie - I added 1 cup of cooked quinoa to my regular pancake recipe!

Jessie Boynton

Can't wait to try these out on my 8 yr old daughter! Love your recipes. Thank You.

Jan Scott

Thanks!

Jan Scott

Oooh, your quinoa recipe with the veggies and parm sounds delicious.

Chanel J12

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