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    Quinoa as a recovery food?

    I just found out that quinoa is mega-nutritious and that it's loaded in carbs, so it would seem like it would be a perfect recovery food. I only found one thread on it (here), but everyone is talking about how good it is and how to fix it as opposed to how good it is after a ride.

    So has anyone here eaten it on a regular basis after their rides? How much of it do you eat? How does it compare with pasta and rice? What do you eat with it, if anything?
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    I eat it once a week or so.

    I'd say it compares favorably with most pasta & rice because it is higher in protein.


    I usually eat it mixed with steamed veggies over fresh spinach or similiar. A bit of Sriracha mixed in and I am good to go.

    good stuff

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    I just ate some with paprika and a little bit of fish and some vegetables. I would figure that 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup dry would be a good recovery amount for a long ride.

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    Another good recipe is with nutmeg, pecans, and cranberries.

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    Thanks for the replies so far. I'll probably try some out the next time I go to the local co-op.

    Are you all using a rice cooker or are you just adding it to some boiling water? When I'm eating rice after a ride, I set the cooker when I leave the house so it'll be ready for me as soon as I'm done. I don't want to waste any time between the end of the ride and when I first start refueling so having it ready as soon as I'm done is a plus. I read that you can use a cooker if you treat it like white rice but I wanted to hear from other people that do it that way before I come home to a ruined blob of quinoa.
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    Here's another good one:
    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/c...d-pasta/5741/2
    If you are unsure how to prepare it, see this:
    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/b...roducts/4868/2

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    Yet another:
    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/c...d-pasta/5787/2
    Be careful how this one is prepared though, as some common recipes seem to strip it of most of it's nutrient value. For example:
    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/beverages/3827/2

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