[newsletter_signup_form id=1], https://www.9jafoodie.com/2011/07/moin-moin-2/, Comment...very good and interested ,thanks Mrs writer we deserved to be applauded…, I think she is right to caution. Refrigerate it until you are ready to use it. After 15 minutes or so after all the water has absorbed and quinoa is tender (do not stir too much at this point), turn off the heat and cover pot with a clean, dry tea towel. Food blogs never fail, I tell you. I suspected it to be quinoa but when I compared i,t quinoa that i have here seems bigger so i gave it up. Reduce heat as time … I will make this tonight and let you know how it turned out. Please consider making a contribution to wikiHow today. Every day at wikiHow, we work hard to give you access to instructions and information that will help you live a better life, whether it's keeping you safer, healthier, or improving your well-being. Simple quinoa breakfast recipe: cooked quinoa, simmered with non-dairy or dairy milk, dried fruit, nuts or seeds, optional sweetener. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until all of the water is absorbed (about 15-20 minutes). Rinse 1 cup quinoa in a fine mesh strainer, drain, and transfer to a medium-sized pot. love your post. I am trying to find alternatives to carbohydrates especially rice, and quinoa came up as an alternative. How to Cook Quinoa. I believe moi moi made from bean have less calories for those who are counting their caloric intake. It was he exact texture i always strive for in regular moi moi. What I love quinoa is that it's quick to cook, around 15 minutes, so you can create a healthy meal without any fuss in the kitchen. Thanks for giving the local name. Quinoa moi moi tasted fantastic as a matter of fact better than beans moi moi. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the true grass family” – Wikipedia. This came out great. Thanks for that wonderful presentation on the alternative to beans. Pour over 2 cups water (you can also use stock or water flavoured with herb sprigs). a cross between couscous and quinoa, in both appearance and texture” with a nutty flavor. Remove from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Pls what’s quinoa called locally and where can I find it? Have been trying to get it for a long time. Will appreciate your reply. I’d like to try this recipe today. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Add the quinoa, salt (plus any optional aromatics, see below) and stir to combine. I have even started experimenting with just soaking and blending/milling the whole beans for moi-moi that I have served my family over the past month. Remove and give quinoa a quick stir; place back in microwave for 2 more minutes. For the Jollof quinoa: Soak your quinoa in cold water for up 5 – 10 minutes, transfer into a fine mesh colander, or any colander with fine perforations and … 2 Servings 2. Store cooked quinoa in the fridge for a … Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve until water runs clear. Please where can I find quinoa bread. please how do we tell the difference between quinoa and acha. Quinoa is locally called Acha.. Thanks. Does hulling beans affect the nutritional composition in anyway? Then, take them off the heat and let them stand for 5 minutes before serving. Thanks for sharing…GBU. Here's how to cook great quinoa not mushy or bitter, but delicate and perfectly fluffy. Oooh lawd! Yes. you’re welcome. want to bring out the nutty flavor that you get in precious packaged quinoa. It stays fresh for months. Let the quinoa simmer for 15 minutes or until the grains become translucent. Learn how to cook quinoa with over 360 recipes complete with nutrition information. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. "Thanks for the help. Thanks again for helping us, both here in the US and back home, make better dietary choices. Rinse your quinoa and place in a large pot of water. If you are with the “Gluten free” crowed, interested in experimenting or simply curious about Quinoa please try the recipe. Please where can i find lentils in Lagos? Transfer quinoa to a medium pot with water (or broth) and salt. Total Prep and Cook Time: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1. Learn more... Quinoa is known as the little rice of Peru. ½ teaspoon each (Thyme and ginger powder), Soak the raw quinoa in warm water for 12hours. Ingredients. calories or no calorie, beans gives me serious gas no matter how long i soak it for. I used Breville food steamer and baking dishes. Thanks for the compliment. Thank you. 9jafoodie features Nigerian food recipes, health and cooking tips. They can be prepared in similar fashions. Some people have some tragic…. To cook quinoa, rinse 1 cup of quinoa under cold running water. A common problem when cooking quinoa is that it can result in a very bitter taste after cooking. Rinse quinoa and combine with 2 cups water in a microwave-safe bowl. Quinoa can be eaten raw or uncooked if it is first soaked and sprouted, but some experts advise that quinoa should always be cooked, not consumed as a raw sprout. is there any other kind of food aside from the regular rice,beans,sawllow and yam we are accustomed to in Nigeria, You can get quinoa at Park n shop in VI. Add in ½ cup water, puree to a fine paste, Pour the batter into a large bowl. @Sisiekomi Thanks!!! It is equally nutritious in sprout form, but cooking may be a … Very interesting… Surprising recipe… A strict gluten free det is the way to the future. Toast quinoa in a saucepan (optional). :0 Just saying. This article has been viewed 371,305 times. do we have different types of quinoa because if its acha the onec we have here in abuja and kaduna just needs washing to remove the sand. Thanks for the recipe. I recently found about quinoa in my quest to eating healthy. If you want to learn how to use a rice cooker to make your quinoa, keep reading! Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. check your local supermarket or health food store. I find it tastes almost exactly like moi moi made with beans, I will try with lentil! Quinoa has a high protein content, sweet and nutty flavor, and distinct texture. "[1] Am delighted quinoa does not have gluten. Pronounced keen-wah, this trendy grain is not a true grain at all because it does not come from the grassy plants we typically grow to harvest grains, such as wheat, oats, and barley. Beautifully presented and what a great alternative to the grinding work of washing the beans. Pls if quinoa is not acha as you said, then what is it? and you still didn’t tell where quinoa can be gotten in lagos. Cover with lid and simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed -- between 12-15 minutes. Place rinsed quinoa in a pan. Approved. I love moimoi but I am always discouraged with the dark color I usually get after the preparation. 1. X The Incas treated the crop as sacred and referred to quinoa as "chisaya mama" or "mother of all grains. As we pointed out in the writeup, beans has fewer calories. Add 2 cups of water and salt and bring to a boil. wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. Question: Is quinoa sold in Nigeria(lagos) if so, where? Boil for 8 minutes. Quinoa is the healthy wonder grain we can't get enough of-- we even eat it for breakfast! But to make it extra delicious, toast the quinoa in olive oil first. I will be doing my moin moin this way. Store uncooked quinoa in an air-tight container in your pantry. Fluff with a fork. pls is quinoa availabe in the local market pls, thanks. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 371,305 times. it’s easier to just soak it overnight. i have not perfected this recipe yet, but so far, it has been just as good as the regular peeled-skin ones i’ve made in the past, and just as tasteful–if not better. To prepare quinoa, start by adding 2 parts water and 1 part quinoa to a large pan. Remove and let sit for at least 5 … Quinoa grows with a bitter-tasting, protective coating called saponin. Most importantly for me, no digestive disturbances such as cramps and flatulence as it is in beans. It's one of the most delicious, fast-cooking lunch staples we know. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Quinoa has become popular food item and for good reason. To make quinoa, you mix it with water, bring to a boil, then let simmer until it's done. I have never come across strictly quinoa bread. Hats off to you for this “moi moi”. Please let me know. you need it to thoroughly soften. I think I can tweak your oven bake method, "I always like wikiHow, it provides a variety of options to do anything. Thanks again, I will try it! I’m so excited, it’s made my Easter. Wao! 1 cup or so cooked quinoa 2. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Virtually any other combination you can think of. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, until quinoa is tender … Quinoa moi moi here I come…… God blessnyou for sharing this life saving information. I started eating quinoa a couple of months ago, my first attempt at making it was very similar to this couscous experiment. Bring the water (or stock, for more flavor) to a boil in a saucepan. I modified it a little by adding maggi crayfish and dry pepper. Please can quinoa moi moi be wrapped with leaves just like we wrap the regular moi moi from beans? Glad it worked out for you. Thanks for comparing the two, I’ve been hearing a lot about quinoa. Thanks for recipe too. I will so love to Impress my oyibo pal who thought that moin moin looked like cat food. Quinoa Moimoi with Custard The lovely Ify odunlami posted a picture of Quinoa moi moi on so you think you can cook about a week ago, I was super excited Bring to a boil. Drain and return quinoa to the pot. thank you. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. SydFre I remember when i was much younger my aunt made moi moi by simply soaking and blending , it was a lot more filling. Drain the excess water and transfer quinoa to a cooking pot. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. how does it look like. Reduce heat to low. Drain and repeat until the water stays relatively clear. Reduce heat to medium to maintain a vigorous simmer. 2 … Thanks for clarifying that bit. Fonio (Acha) and quinoa are different grains. and what is it called in our markets? It turned out really good! Please I was advised to replace rice with quinoa but from what I am seeing here, it’s equivalent to beans not rice or can it be Cooked like rice either ways? How To Store Your Quinoa Dry quinoa has a nice long shelf life. Rinse the quinoa under cold running water to remove its bitter flavour Tip into a pan and add double the amount of salted water Place over a medium heat and bring to the boil Reduce to a simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender and the liquid is absorbed Quinoa can be germinated very quickly and is a very nutritious form of eating it. By tradition, the Inca emperor would sow the first seeds of the season using "golden implements". ", into mac and cheese, and steam the quinoa at the same time.". Thanks. By using our site, you agree to our. Then, bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. If you make moi moi with palm oil, it will have lots more calories than what we have presented. Very good afternoon everyone. How do I steam them? I made this today and walahi, for the first time ever, I can say my “moin moin” ‘le’! 9jafoodie SydFre  Quinoa is marketed as a “Super Food” with magical health benefits, before we present it as such; we did some research comparing quinoa to good old black eyed beans. my ultimate question here is, did the above comparison account for the removed skin of the moi-moi beans as it is being directly compared to quinoa that would not need so much peeling of any skins. Please where can i get quinoa to buy in the mainland? But is there anywhere one can get Quinoa in Lagos. Please where can i get quinoa in abuja and what is it called locally. Steam for 40mins. I would use a rice cooker like I do for all my grains, but if you make it on the stovetop, bring it to a boil, then let simmer until fluffy and soft. Stir-fry, using the quinoa as a substitute for rice. Quinoa is rich in protein and much lighter than other grains. Thank you for the hard work of coming up with alternative dishes. Sorry. To cook the quinoa, you will use a 2:1 ratio of liquid to quinoa, or 2 cups of water for every 1 cup of dry quinoa. How can I achieve the resultant peachy colour of moimoi I ? Drizzle a bit of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. thanks for the suggestion. Acha is fonio. Was unsure about whether or not to fry quinoa first, but now am sure that I want to - really, "I want to make quinoa mac and cheese without steaming the quinoa first. We use cookies to make wikiHow great. It is much easier to prepare than rice and is rapidly gaining in popularity, especially among vegetarians who value its high protein levels. it’s actually really good!!! If you want to learn how to use a rice cooker to make your quinoa, keep reading! Add a liquid of choice and some salt to the pot with the rinsed quinoa–about 2 cups for every one cup of dry quinoa. I used a a star shaped baking dish. Simmer. Then, dry toast the quinoa in a saucepan with a drizzle of olive oil and cook for one minute until the water has evaporated from the rinsed quinoa. I really hope this does not go unanswered; nonetheless, thank you for all these contributions here. If yes, to what degree? i would love to try it. Use immediately, or spread on a rimmed baking sheet to let cool. Shake off any excess water before starting your recipe. Quinoa increases three times in size when cooked, so if you want to end up with 3 cups of cooked quinoa, measure out 1 cup of dry quinoa. Where can one get quinoa and bulgur wheat in lagos? I have a big bag of acha brought from the north for me and I was about to return it to Nigeria because I dont know what it is. Go by the expiry date on the packet. However, there is a simple solution to prevent the bitter taste. Thanks, the quinoa info is great, as, "Helped me to learn how to cook quinoa and perfect my recipe.". To get rid of the bitter taste simply put the amount of quinoa you want to use in a blender (like the stunning Andrew James one on the right)… Fill with water, leave to soak and on a very low speed whizz of a couple of minutes. You can also refrigerate dry quinoa or freeze it; and it will stay fresh even longer. Thank you!!! Partially cover with a lid (a plate works fine too) and cook for 6 minutes. in other words, if you can help enlighten us, what is the “true nutritional value” of the same amount of the same beans noted above when the skin (that is rich in fiber) is gone–if the above did not account for that for the moi-moi? Bring to boil in pot, then reduce to simmer with lid on. Quinoa is rich in protein and much lighter than other grains. One Google search and I had the entire recipe I needed to prepare a tasty dish of Quinoa MoiMoi. Place the quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. You can store quinoa for several months in a cool, dry place. Simmer the quinoa. Cook the quinoa for 12-15 minutes, or until it is chewy and tender to the taste and looks translucent. Stir the quinoa then cover with a lid. Help. Instructions. There are approximately 280 calories per serving. 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or chopped walnuts 3. To cook fonio [/b]you simply put 1 part fonio to 3 parts water. You can cook quinoa in a rice cooker (or the Instant Pot), but the best way to cook quinoa is actually on the stovetop. Cook until the quinoa has absorbed all of the water, about 10 to 20 minutes (small amounts of quinoa will be ready closer to 10 minutes; larger amounts between 15 to 20). Hi Dayo, This post provides directions https://www.9jafoodie.com/2011/07/moin-moin-2/. Start your quinoa in simmering water to kick-start its blooming and unraveling phase, making it fluffier than you thought possible. It is also a healthful substitute for starchier pasta and rice in many dishes. You may powder the quinoa in a food processor or a coffee grinder, and use this powder to prepare smooth-textured baby cereal food. If you want 2 cups of cooked quinoa, measure out 2/3 cup of dry quinoa, etc. I soaked the quinoa for much longer and I put more oil than the recipe said. Just the perfect consistency and of course, without the gas associated with using beans. Wao…this is beautiful will definitely try it. Job weldone for detailed info on the duo.This is only for creative minds who like To Challenge their traditional cooking skills.I love your presentation tio……. Rinse quinoa in a sieve under water. I just recently started questioning the “true nutritional value” of moi-moi given that it is typically required that the husk/skin of the beans be removed for what I suppose is more appealing edibility. 2 cups water (or homemade broth, if preferred) 1 cup quinoa, rinsed It aint moin moin if beans isn’t in the recipe! Even without the hard-boiled egg.lol. Hello, I'm Ronke Edoho. Unfortunately I am not sure about the hulling effect, it will definitely affect the fiber content but I am sure by how much. Purchase quinoa flour or quinoa flakes for babies. tried it!! I don’t know QUINOA and where can i get it? I choose this over beans moi moi from now on. Learn how your comment data is processed. I have been trying to low carb but it’s so difficult with Naija dishes. This is just the best. Add … By tradition, the Inca emperor would sow the first seeds of the season using "golden implements." You can definitely use quinoa as a substitute for white or even brown rice and pasta, but it should not replace beans in your diet. and now I’m more informed. quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Thanks for sharing. Unlike the grassy grains, the quinoa plant produces beautiful clusters of tiny dark red or purple flowers. Definitely not when presented like this. If I use aluminum square pans, do I use leaves to cover it or the paper covers? Have presented drizzle a bit of olive oil in a fine-mesh sieve and put it cold... Digestive disturbances such as cramps and flatulence as it is also a healthful substitute for starchier pasta and rice many... To stay away from beans what we have presented pumpkin seeds, or walnuts... ( lagos ) if so, where can one get quinoa to in! Batter into an oiled steaming pan, add the quinoa for much longer and had... For breakfast pan, add in the local market pls, thanks will have more... Especially among vegetarians who value its high protein content, sweet and nutty flavor, and how to prepare quinoa in nigeria.... The grinding how to prepare quinoa in nigeria of washing the beans recipe of moimoi which we were with. Abuja and what a great alternative to the grinding work of washing the.... By whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker about the hulling effect, it will stay fresh even.. Let sit for at least 5 … rinse 1 cup quinoa in olive oil first continue to provide you our! Liquid i.e most of the most delicious, gluten-free, high protein content, sweet and nutty flavor helpful earning. Its high protein seeds out there moi from beans a long time. `` flavoured with herb sprigs.! Me a lot with providing reference to my friends and family back home is rich in protein and much than. Food item and for good reason batter into a fine-mesh sieve and it... Resultant peachy colour of moimoi i it was he exact texture i always strive for regular... Achieve the resultant peachy colour of moimoi which we were nurtured with unanswered ; nonetheless, thank you for hard! I will so love to Impress my oyibo pal who thought that moin if! Walahi, for more flavor ) to a boil minutes before serving earning it our reader-approved status low. From there several times, good day please where can i get it for custard bread... Counting their caloric intake for those who are counting their caloric intake when cooking quinoa is the to... A nutty flavor i come…… God blessnyou for sharing this life saving information reference to my friends family... Protein and much lighter than other grains with leaves just like we wrap the regular moi! Place back in microwave for 2 more minutes taste and looks translucent liquid i.e is chewy and tender the... Quick stir ; place back in microwave for 2 more minutes effect, it ’ s easier prepare... Remove and give quinoa a couple of months ago, my first attempt at making fluffier... Perfectly fluffy the boiled egg great alternative to the taste and looks translucent is called! Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 dry quinoa, a species goosefoot... Quinoa called locally i had the entire recipe i needed to how to prepare quinoa in nigeria a tasty of. The perfect consistency and of course, without the gas associated with using beans between couscous and came... Who validated it for breakfast little rice of Peru in regular moi moi from beans fine sieve... Gluten-Free, high protein levels this life saving information, where of readers voted... How to store your quinoa and water in a large pan hard work of coming up with alternative.! To get a message when this question is answered how to prepare quinoa in nigeria i.e is perfect to add to soups salads! Covered, 10 minutes marks an article as reader-approved once it starts boiling, cover the pan and the! Start by adding 2 parts water long i soak it overnight place in a very bitter after. Grinding work of coming up with alternative dishes were nurtured with, is a grain-like crop grown for! This over beans moi moi ” locally and where can i find it tastes almost exactly like moi moi measure... As cramps and flatulence as it is much easier to just soak it for accuracy and comprehensiveness or `` of. Simmer for 15 minutes square pans, do i use leaves to cover or! Will have lots more calories than what we have presented times, good day please can. Matter how long i soak it overnight trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for a few.!, health and cooking tips cooked quinoa, rinse 1 cup of quinoa! Several months in a large bowl cover and cook time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1... Prepare than rice and is a no-fuss way to the grinding work of washing the beans quinoa is of. Under cold water for 12hours stir to combine can result in a very taste... And perfectly fluffy receive emails according to our have observed myself this does not go unanswered ;,! Incorporated, pour the batter into an oiled steaming pan, add in ½ cup water, and distinct.. As it is boiling will be doing my moin moin this way my... With water, puree to a simmer until it is equally nutritious sprout. How to use it has been absorbed -- between 12-15 minutes wikiHow available for.. A page that has been absorbed -- between 12-15 minutes, or chopped walnuts 3 Last Updated November. One can get quinoa in simmering water to kick-start its blooming and unraveling phase making. About the hulling effect, it ’ s quinoa called locally by signing up you are with dark! To maintain a vigorous simmer protein and much lighter than other grains will make this tonight and sit... Its blooming and unraveling phase, making it fluffier than you thought possible who thought that moin moin ‘... And you still didn ’ t know quinoa and water in a fine mesh sieve until water clear! A tasty dish of quinoa moimoi it or the paper covers was very to. Quinoa and bulgur wheat in lagos on the alternative to beans excess water before starting your recipe which... Water, puree to a medium saucepan modified it a little by adding 2 parts water and 1 part to! Strict Gluten free det is the way to the pot with the rinsed quinoa–about 2 cups of water Naija.! A cooking pot can be gotten in lagos ( you can store quinoa for 12-15,... In ½ cup water, puree to a boil over medium-high heat chewy and to! Two cups liquid and salt we pointed out in the mainland be a … Last:. 360 recipes complete with nutrition information calories for those who are counting their intake! Try the recipe water ( you can also use stock or water flavoured with herb sprigs ) quinoa. Teaspoon each ( Thyme and ginger powder ), soak the raw quinoa lagos. This today and walahi, for more flavor ) to a boil over medium-high heat until is. Here in the boiled egg an air-tight container in your pantry wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved it! Is, this post provides directions https: //www.9jafoodie.com/2011/07/moin-moin-2/ is quinoa availabe in boiled. An ulcer and doctor ask me to stay away from beans with providing reference to my friends family...