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I'm cooking quinoa and it SMELLS

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SmugColditz Wed 17-Sep-08 18:01:06

Why is this? Is it going to taste bad? What shall I do with it once I have cooked it?

FioFio Wed 17-Sep-08 18:01:57

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SmugColditz Wed 17-Sep-08 18:03:02

Some grain thing that isn't said how you would think.

I bought a bag out of the reduced section in tescos and now I'm just not sure about it at all.

FioFio Wed 17-Sep-08 18:03:45

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SmugColditz Wed 17-Sep-08 18:21:04



Taste nice

Looks like threadworm hmm

Aitch Wed 17-Sep-08 18:22:36

i'm cooking it too, it's yum.secret is rinsing it first.

SuperBunny Wed 17-Sep-08 18:40:31

Did you wash it first? You must rinse it really well

SmugColditz Wed 17-Sep-08 18:42:28


or what will happen? (two fingers poised in mouth)

SuperBunny Wed 17-Sep-08 18:46:50

Don't know. I've never not washed it. Erm, good luck

overthehill Thu 18-Sep-08 00:27:43

It's supposed to have potetially harmful chemicals in it if you don't wash it first. I toast it in the pan and then add water gradually, like with cous cous/bulghur, then cook it until the outer bits of the grain separate from the main round bit - like little rings around Saturn (very poetic!). Quinoa, which is supposed to be pronounced keen-wah, is very nutritious and high in protein, so it's good to go with a veggie-based main course dish eg ratatouille or some tomatoey stew. Delicious!

StellaDallas Thu 18-Sep-08 00:32:41

I cooked some tonight. Didn't wash it first though. Am I going to die in the night?
Anyway, sorry to buck the majority opinion here, but I thought it was DISGUSTING. And I'm not exactly spoiled for choice atm as I have had to give up wheat.

SuperBunny Thu 18-Sep-08 01:03:45

Of course it is disgusting if you don't rinse it first. If you wash off the yuckiness, it is delicious.

Colditz, did you eat it? Are you still with us?

SmugColditz Thu 18-Sep-08 08:18:01

I had already eaten it! It tasted fine to me, I don''';'t feel harmed...

NotQuiteCockney Thu 18-Sep-08 08:22:01

If you don't wash it beforehand, it tastes (and smells) like live goat. It's gross.

You need to rinse it lots.

FioFio Thu 18-Sep-08 09:29:18

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StellaDallas Thu 18-Sep-08 11:00:04

I didn't know you had to <dim emoticon>

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