Real Foods Organic Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked. Its mild slightly nutty flavour makes it a great alternative to white rice or couscous.
Cooking Instructions: Firstly remove the outer coating of the quinoa, do this by soaking the grain in water for a few hours, then changing the water and re-soaking, or rinsing it in running water either in a fine strainer or in cheesecloth.
Treat quinoa the same as rice, bringing two cups of water to one cup of grain and bring to the boil.
Cover at a low simmer and cook for 14 - 20 minutes, or until the germ separates from the seed.
The cooked germ should have a slight bite to it.
Quinoa is excellent in soups, casseroles, stews and stir fries, as well as cold in salads. Quinoa is very high in protein, it is also a good source of dietary fibre and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron.
Want some more tips on preparing Quinoa? Here's our How Do I Cook Quinoa article.
If you want some inspiration to try other grains in your recipes, check out our Real Foods Guide to Grains here for information on our bestsellers.