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Looking for a recipe to salvage over-cooked quinoa

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froddard | | Jul 27, 2008 07:43 AM

I kinda feel like an idiot.
Yesterday night I cooked up 3 cups of quinoa to make a salad and it came out really mushy. Too much water, I guess. It didn't seem too bad at first - I figured I could still use it and so I proceeded to add tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, basil, and balsamic vinegar for the salad. Unfortunately, the oil and vinegar took the already soggy quinoa and made it into a gloppy, gluey, oatmeal like mess.

Needless to say, I'm going to start over with the salad because I still need to bring something to a picnic today, but here's where I need your help - What can I do with the gloppy batch that still tastes really good? I was thinking about finding a savoury quickbread recipe that could incorporate this stuff - I've made bread with cooked oatmeal before that was really tasty. Or maybe some kind of pancake?

Anybody have any ideas? My frugal genes can't allow me to throw it out, and I'm going to still eat it one way or another!

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