Sticky pork ribs with quinoa

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Sometime ago, while trying to experiment on eating less carbo, I stumbled across quinoa. Quinoa apparently is a super food. It is a protein rich food which contains 9 essential amino acids and has twice as much fiber than most other grains. Most importantly, it is super quick and easy to cook. Ever since then, I have been cooking this on a regular basis for my family and they have learned to appreciate this precious grain called “Quinoa”

Ingredients for sticky pork ribs

5 long pork ribs (chopped into 3 equal length each)

1/2 cup tomato sauce

2 Tbsp French mustard

3 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce

2 Tbsp sweet chili sauce

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 cups brown sugar

1 tsp crushed black peppercorns

a drizzle of olive oil


Ingredients for quinoa

(serves 4)

1 cup of quinoa (rinsed, drained using a mesh strainer)

2 cups of water

1 Tbsp butter


  1. When the ribs are 3/4 done. in the oven. Heat butter in a saucepan and pour in the drained quinoa.
  2. Stir for a minute and add 2 cups of water. Bring it to a simmer. Cover with a transparent lid. Let it simmer for 8 – 10 minutes or until you see the quinoa puff up like photo below.
  3. Cut off the heat and fluff up with a fork. Cover it back and serve once the ribs are ready.


  1. Marinate pork ribs overnight with all the ingredients stated.
  2. Preheat oven at 175 degrees celsius.
  3. Place marinated ribs and all the marinade into a baking tin. Cover  tighly with tin foil.
  4. Pop the ribs into the oven for 1 hours.
  5. Take ribs out and open the foil and turn the ribs and pop them back into the oven. uncovered for another 10 minutes to thicken the sticky sauce.

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