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Please provide your favorite recipes using brown rice or quinoa.<br>
I have tons of brown rice and quinoa (bought in bulk). Lately my family will not eat anything I make with either<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">.<br>
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I just mix black beans with quinoa and top with cilantro, tomatoes, and avacado.
 

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I second the black bean salad-quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro avocado, corn and lime YUM
 

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Thanks - I'm going to make this tomorrow. It sounds great and easy!<br>
I make a 'Texas Caviar' bean salad and never thought to add quinoa. I will in the future. We normally eat the quinoa warm.
 

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I throw quinoa in lentil soup for added protein. It pretty much disappears in there, so your family may not notice it, heh heh.
 

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That's a great idea...but unfortunately lately no one will eat soup either (except my husband...but he works outside and it’s been 90 the past few days so he doesn’t want soup!). My previously good eaters have become horribly picky.
 

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Make sure that you rinse the quinoa well first to get rid of the bitter flavor. My younger two won't eat quinoa either but my teenager will.<br>
I love it with the cilantro and tomato and lime juice and you can put in corn, black beans, bell peppers etc...<br>
I cooked some quinoa last night together with amaranth and millet and a little teff - I used 1/2 cup quinoa and 1/4 c. millet and 1/4 c. mostly amaranth with a little teff in it. I added a little more than a cup of water and then put chopped kale on top and some chopped up dried mushrooms in it and cooked it together and added a little soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, salt, sesame seeds and some sort of rehydrated seaweed (can't remember which one I threw in there). Dh and I ate it and liked it, but the kids probably would not have.<br>
You can cook quinoa in broth rather than just water to give it more flavor. You can add any veggies you want to. I like to mix some amaranth and millet in with my quinoa because the quinoa has a strong flavor of it's own while the amaranth and millet are rather bland.<br>
If you make homemade bread, you can add in a little bit of leftover cooked grains like amaranth or quinoa to your bread dough - you could even add a little bit in with banana bread if your kids like that.<br>
I have found that the banana flavor of banana bread hides lots of good healthy foods that I can sneak into banana bread.
 

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This is a staple in my house - SOOOOOO good and it makes a TON - you will have plenty of leftovers or can freeze some. I love this stuff and so does my daughter.<br><a href="http://chicagomarathonval.com/2009/10/04/moroccan-quinoa-sweet-potato-stew/" target="_blank">http://chicagomarathonval.com/2009/1...t-potato-stew/</a>
 

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I use quinoa in place of the bulgar in tabouli. Very often I make a sort of veg stew/saute which I just serve over quinoa. usually a mix of greens and tomatoes and onion. . .maybe with bell pepper. Its a good way to use veg that are hanging around.<br><br>
My fav recipe using brown rice is this one: <a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Mujadarra-351669" target="_blank">http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Mujadarra-351669</a> The recipe as it is here uses white rice and cooks the rice and lentils together. Since brown rice cooks longer I just cook the rice and lentils separate and then add them all together with the onions and spices. It works really well with brown rice and I love the way this tastes (although it might be a little too strong tasting for kids).
 
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