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Sean Passanisi
Quinoa on 07/08/2013 22:05:58 MDT Print View

I purchase quinoa at home that cooks in about 15 minutes. I see that others here cook quinoa on the trail. Is there a source for quick cooking quinoa?

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Quinoa on 07/09/2013 00:48:53 MDT Print View

I cook the Quinoa first at home, then dehydrate it, then it's easy and faster to rehydrate on the trail using less fuel.


Leigh Baker
(leighb) - F

Locale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
re: Quinoa on 07/09/2013 03:59:46 MDT Print View

Ditto what Jack said.

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Quinoa on 07/09/2013 05:42:23 MDT Print View

There's a company out of Boulder called Keen One that sells little 4 oz. packets of quinoa that cook in 8 minutes.

Sean Passanisi
Re: Quinoa on 07/09/2013 11:01:52 MDT Print View

Pardon my ignorance, but does dehydrating require a machine?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: Quinoa on 07/09/2013 14:20:34 MDT Print View

No, you can cook and dry without a dehydrator. Just line baking sheets (rimmed ones) with parchment paper, and spread the cooked quinoa on it. Dry in your oven on the lowest setting, stirring every 30 minutes, until toasty dry.

Here is a simple method for cooking quinoa on the trail that doesn't require 15 minutes of fuel.....

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Quinoa on 07/09/2013 14:26:26 MDT Print View

Outdoor Herbivore sells dehydrated organic quinoa.

Rafi Harzahav
(rhz10) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
instant quinoa flakes? on 07/09/2013 18:55:43 MDT Print View


Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: instant quinoa flakes? on 07/09/2013 22:43:44 MDT Print View

Rafi, the flakes work best in creamy dishes - like breakfast cereal, or savory ones for dinner.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Quinoa on 07/10/2013 17:46:25 MDT Print View

I was introduced to Quinoa a few years ago. Once in a while, I purchase Quinoa flakes at the Whole Foods store. Most of the time, I purchase normal Quinoa and cook it normally (like rice), then dehydrate it on a food dehydrator (during the winter, when the waste heat warms the house). Dehydrated Quinoa is simple to use on a backpacking trip, and Quinoa flakes is better for baking Quinoa Cookies. Either makes a good diet source for protein and carbohydrates.