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Fried organic tri-color quinoa 

三色小小米,百吃不腻!Fried organic tri-color quinoa with olive veg, eggs & fish cake. 

Last min quick preparation with El aft she’s home from school, as the stew ain’t ready for lunch… my little helper helps to crack & beat the eggs. Fried quinoa done in less than 15 min. 😜

Check out Mrs Eio’s previous post on how to cook tricolor quinoa: 

Cooking Tri-Colour Quinoa | I am Mrs Eio

https://immrseio.com/2016/05/16/cooking-tri-colour-quinoa/

Unlike rice, quinoa can be frozen without losing its taste & texture. Mrs Eio’s back-up plans for any 2 meals for these 2 weeks. Save time & energy. 😅

Mrs Eio prefers the taste & texture of tricolor quinoa. Quinoa is high in protein & fiber. Try it! You can get quinoa in our supermarkets. Mrs Eio got her organic tricolour quinoa from The Bento People. http://www.thebentopeople.com

Check out Mrs Eio’s post on The Bento People @ CT hub: https://immrseio.com/2016/05/15/the-bento-people-ct-hub/

Quinoa~ An alternative to having rice or noodles…

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Cooking Tri-Colour Quinoa

   
Mrs Eio cooked the Tri-colour Quinoa that she purchased from the Bento People (the Quinoa People). 

 
How to cook quinoa? 

Rinse the quinoa with water. Mrs Eio cooked the quinoa in a rice cooker. The water to quinoa ratio is 2:1. 

  
One of Mrs Eio’s faithful comrades in the kitchen is this rice cooker. Just select “expert” mode, everything will be done perfectly. 

 
The tri-colour quinoa is more “husky” as compared to the light brown ones. The texture is like chewing sesame seeds among the light brown quinoa.  

   
Freezing quinoa:  Mrs Eio cooked 3 cups of quinoa & decided to freeze the leftovers. Check out this website on the way to freeze quinoa.

http://www.thekitchn.com/can-you-freeze-cooked-quinoa-221171

 Quinoa to replace rice. 

  
Quinoa as a side dish with toufu & brocolli. It definitely adds some crunch to toufu & makes it more palatable. Mrs Eio loves to add wolfberries to her dishes. This a great protein-packed dish for vegans! 

Directions:

1) Steam the brocolli & beancurd. 

2) Boil 2-3 cups of vegetable or chicken stock. (Depending on how much sauce you want). 

3) Add in cooked quinoa (half a cup) & wolfberries (one table spoon). Bring the sauce to boil. (Optional: add seasoning, salt & pepper if you prefer to). 

4) Add in some cornstarch water to thicken the quinoa sauce. You may add an beaten egg if you want to. (But make sure there’s enough sauce in the pot to cook the egg). 

5) pour the quinoa sauce onto the beancurd & brocolli. 

Enjoy!!!

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1st time with Quinoa 

Mrs Eio’s 1st time cooking & eating Quinoa today. Read somewhere that the way to pronounce it is “keen-wah”. Wanted to try it because a TV program on channel 8 shared that it’s high in protein & nutritious. Btw, Quinoa is not cheap at all… Bought a packet of organic Quinoa months ago so better start cooking it. 😁 as you can see to cook quinoa, the quinoa to water ratio is 1:2. 

   
 
Mrs Eio is pleasantly surprised that quinoa smells like barley. It has a fluffy texture after cooking & not sticky like rice at all. (Despite its Chinese name is 小小米=tiny rice grain aka small-small-rice) lol. It’s chewy & nutty.   

  

Mrs Eio added gravy from her stir fried spinach & shitake mushroom. Well, Eio kids eats them all. Err… But they takes longer to chew.  

   

Well, whatever food Mrs Eio offers, Mr Eio & Eio kids just have to be thankful & EAT. Haha. 
Give us today the food we need, (‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭11‬ NLT)