Cooking quinoa in pork fat

How many different types of animal fat can I be cooking quinoa in?

I’ve now done chicken fat, bacon fat, and brown onion gravy. I need to do beef dripping and lamb fat but tonight I did pork spare rib fat. As I’m writing this I’m trying to digest what I’ve eaten and I’m feeling very full and it feels like I can feel the lipid globules form in my blood. I know that if I drew blood from myself now and let it stand for an hour I’d have a lipæmic layer develop very easily. 


So I bought four pork spare ribs and roasted them. In the base of the baking tray I added some quinoa and water. I knew the quinoa would absorb the water and the fat and juices dripping from the pork 

Cooking quinoa in pork fat
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
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Serves: 1
  • Pork spare ribs
  • Quinoa
  • Coleslaw stuff for making coleslaw
  1. In the base of a baking tray about ⅓ cup of quinoa and ⅔ cup of water
  2. Add the pork spare ribs and sit them on top of a rack in the baking tray
  3. Put the tray into an oven at 150 °C for 60 minutes
  4. When the pork is ready place on a plate and rest for 20 minutes
  5. While the meat is resting spoon out the fat infused quinoa which is now nice and plump
  6. Mix the quinoa with the coleslaw and pile onto a plate
  7. Place the ribs on the pile of fatty quinoa coleslaw
  8. Shoot a photograph
  9. Eat the meal
  10. Struggle to digest while washing the dishes and writing the recipe
  11. Blog (verb)
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Pork spare ribs on a rack with the quinoa in the baking tray






Pork spare ribs out of the oven with some lovely crispy crackling 



Quinoa infused with the pork juices and fat 


The finished dish with the pork fat infused quinoa mixed with the coleslaw

So tell me, what should I do next? Beef dripping or lamb fat?

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