Have Leftover Quinoa? Try This Time-Saving Idea & Healthy Recipe! by Kaila Weingarten

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4 years ago
Have Leftover Quinoa? Try This Time-Saving Idea & Healthy Recipe!

Have leftover quinoa or just want it ready to go when you are? I cooked up a package of quinoa and froze it in containers. When you’re ready to eat, just grab it and defrost in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. Here's one way I love to use it: 

  • Add mixed frozen veggies or veggies from the fridge into the quinoa. 
  • Or use fresh vegetables. Try diced cucumber, tomato, pepper, mushroom or radish. 
  • I add a quick dressing of oil, a drop of lemon juice, salt and pepper. 

It’s a great side dish for supper or a grab-and-go meal! Even kids like it! 

Kelli Porcaro
Thanks for the tip @meik1. For some reason I never thought about freezing cooked quinoa!!

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