What to do with leftover quinoa

Quinoa is a gluten-free alternative to household staples like rice and couscous. It is often used in salads or risotto and provides plenty of health benefits. Find out how you can use up leftover quinoa here.

What to do with leftover quinoa

Recipes using quinoa

How to use up leftover quinoa

  • Toasted salad topping
    Soak a generous handful of quinoa in a small bowl of cold water for 5 minutes, then drain. Set a small frying pan over a medium heat,  then add the quinoa and stir briefly until any excess water has evaporated. Add a drizzle of oil, then stir to coat the quinoa. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is golden and starts to pop. Transfer to a plate to cool over or toss into salads for added crunch.
  • Fishcake coating
    Toast quinoa as above, then use to coat fishcakes instead of breadcrumbs (find recipes at deliciousmagazine.co.uk). Bake or fry until crisp and lightly browned.

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