2 ways to supercharge quinoa

I was inspired by the Mouse with his love of spam to add spam to supercharge quinoa.

Mouse lives in Hawaii where Spam is very popular. I’ve heard that in addition to many Asians, the inhabitants of Hawaii and Guam are the largest consumers of Spam. In Hawaii and Japan the varieties of Spam are huge. I wish we had this number of varieties in Australia. As far as I can see in Coles and Costco we just have classic and low sodium varieties. When I searched the recipes on the Spam website there were none for quinoa 

If bacon makes quinoa better spam can make it even better 

I prepared myself earlier with a Spam lunch because I wanted a Spam Saturday 

Streaky bacon with Spam and two fried eggs NIKON D7100 with 40.0 mm f/2.8 at 40mm and f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400
Streaky bacon with Spam and two fried eggs NIKON D7100 with 40.0 mm f/2.8 at 40mm and f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400

So tonight I made a fennel and red onion salad and served it with Spam and some bacon. This was supercharged quinoa.

Packaging for Coles organic tricolour grain quinoa
Coles organic tricolour grain quinoa
Quinoa ready for cleaning
Quinoa ready for cleaning
Quinoa washing
Quinoa washing
Quinoa boiling
Quinoa boiling

 

The secret to supercharging quinoa is to add streaky bacon and Spam 

Streaky bacon and Spam
Streaky bacon and Spam

The finished meal was pretty delicious.

Fennel and red onion salad with quinoa mixed with streaky bacon and Spam
Fennel and red onion salad with quinoa mixed with streaky bacon and Spam

It’s been cold in Canberra today although I did manage to enjoy a good walk around Lake Ginninderra.

Lake Ginninderra today
Lake Ginninderra today
Sundial at John Knight Memorial Park
Sundial at John Knight Memorial Park
2 ways to supercharge quinoa
 
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
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Cook time:
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Serves: 1
Supercharged quinoa is dead easy
Ingredients
  • Quinoa
  • Streaky bacon
  • Spam
  • Fennel
  • Red onion
  • Parsley
  • Capers
  • Coleslaw dressing
  • Chicken stock
  • Butter
Instructions
  1. Cooking the quinoa in chicken stock
  2. Dice the streaky bacon and Spam and cook in an oven at 200 ยฐC for 20 minutes
  3. Thinly slice the fennel, red onion and parsley and put in a bowl, add the capers and then dress with coleslaw dressing
  4. When the quinoa is plump add some butter and the cooked streaky bacon and Spam
  5. Plate up
  6. Shoot a photograph
  7. Eat the meal
  8. Wash the dishes
  9. Write the recipe
  10. Blog (verb)
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I really hope you enjoy cooking and eating quinoa. Of course it can be made and eaten with all sorts of other yummy things, but for me this is supercharged quinoa.

How do you like to supercharge your quinoa? 

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4 Responses

  1. Much mahalo for the shout out. ๐Ÿ™‚ Come on over for SPAM musubi and SPAM fried rice. I must say the SPAM and bacon does “supercharge” the quinoa! Hee hee!

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