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British Grown Red Quinoa

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Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a small, ancient grain, a food staple part in the Andes for thousands of years. Technically, it isn’t a grain, but a seed from a weed-like plant called goosefoot. Quinoa has a nutty flavour and is slightly chewy when cooked - it makes an excellent side dish and is a crunchy addition to salad.

The most common types of quinoa are white, red, and black. White quinoa cooks the fastest and has the least crunchy texture and mildest flavour. Red has a slightly stronger flavour and crunch – it is a bit heartier and chewier and takes slightly longer to cook, and black is the crunchiest and most flavourful – slightly sweeter than the others. 

Cooking with Red Quinoa

I recommend thoroughly rinsing before cooking to remove its outer coating (called saponin). If not rinsed, this can leave a bitter and soapy taste once the quinoa is cooked. 

Use quinoa in the way that you would for rice, couscous, pilafs, barley etc. 

To cook, just prepare as if it were rice - cover with water or vegetable broth and simmer over medium heat until soft, about 12 minutes, giving it a couple quick stirs. Then just add some veggies and a dressing to make an easy quinoa salad, or swap out white rice for quinoa to serve with any kind of vegetable stir-fry or substitute it in any fried rice dish. Quinoa also makes a great hot breakfast cereal, similar to oatmeal.

For a fast and simple side dish, drizzle over some olive oil, sea salt and lemon juice or a bit of garlic and add a touch of nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese.

If you cook a little extra, pop it into an airtight container in the fridge or freezer, and you'll have some ready to toss it into any dish for added texture and nutrition.

Ingredients & Allergens

Ingredients: Red Quinoa

 

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

 

Due to the way our food is stored and packaged, this product may contain traces of other allergens due to cross-contamination. 

Storage

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct light and strong odours.

 

Nutritional Profile

 

Typical values per 100g

Energy

 

1501 kJ/
365 kcal

Fat, Total

– of which saturates

6.7 g

0.7 g

Carbohydrates

– of which sugars

55.2 g

3.5 g

Fibre

10.6 g

Protein

13.5 g

Salt

0 g

Product of

Somerset, UK