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Quinoa... is it lower in calories than rice etc?

(17 Posts)
Auntymandy Thu 18-May-06 12:39:32

thats it really!

rosycheek Thu 18-May-06 12:59:34

Don't know, but going to try it for the first time for tea tonight!!!!

Auntymandy Thu 18-May-06 13:19:07

forgot to look this morning in supermarket!

rosycheek Thu 18-May-06 13:34:36

Just had a look, are about the same. For 100g, Quinoa has 360 cals and Long grain rice has 346!

Auntymandy Thu 18-May-06 13:54:36

which would I get more of though!!!

rosycheek Thu 18-May-06 13:58:48

Surely if you have 100 grams, they are both the same???? [slightly confused emoticon]

UglySister Thu 18-May-06 14:01:16

Hm, do you mean do you need LESS quinoa? I think this is maybe the case. I tried it recently and thought I´d used too much. It was really heavy, didn´t enjoy it at all..

UglySister Thu 18-May-06 14:01:18

Hm, do you mean do you need LESS quinoa? I think this is maybe the case. I tried it recently and thought I´d used too much. It was really heavy, didn´t enjoy it at all..

UglySister Thu 18-May-06 14:01:21

Hm, do you mean do you need LESS quinoa? I think this is maybe the case. I tried it recently and thought I´d used too much. It was really heavy, didn´t enjoy it at all..

Auntymandy Thu 18-May-06 14:13:24

which is the most filling?
its the same weight but more quantity..like sherbert pips and sherbert lemons!!

rosycheek Thu 18-May-06 14:23:26

Don't know...like I said having Quinoa for 1st time tonight!!!!

moondog Thu 18-May-06 14:24:38

Well,brown rice is more filling than white of course.
I love rice and quinoa.
What will you have with it?

rosycheek Thu 18-May-06 14:32:26

Not sure. Will either mix it with some roasted veggies, or might do it with some smoked haddock and some stir fried veg. What do you do with it? Is it a bit like cous-cous?

rosycheek Thu 18-May-06 14:33:39

Not sure. Will either mix it with some roasted veggies, or might do it with some smoked haddock and some stir fried veg. What do you do with it? Is it a bit like cous-cous?

rosycheek Thu 18-May-06 14:36:44

Not sure. Will either mix it with some roasted veggies, or might do it with some smoked haddock and some stir fried veg. What do you do with it? Is it a bit like cous-cous?

rosycheek Thu 18-May-06 14:38:18

ooops

moondog Thu 18-May-06 14:42:16

I just cook it plain as an accompaniment to curry or something.
However,always cook more than I need so keep what's left and use it like couscous/tabbouleh,and add it to salads.
Very nice with fetta,tomatoes,herbs and spring onions with a home made vinaigrette.

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