Lilly K© Organic Red Quinoa comes from Peru. comes from Peru, one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Peru has a large number of unique and nutritious foods, the most well-known is the ancient crop quinoa.
Red quinoa has a richer taste, slightly chewier and heartier texture, and somewhat nuttier flavor than white quinoa. It's often the quinoa of choice for cold salads as it holds.
Enjoy quinoa as a substitute for carbs such as rice and pasta by cooking it as a side, with pasta sauce or adding dressing and using it as a salad topping. By doing so you can swap your carbs with a healthy carb and protein source!
Add quinoa to boiling water at a ratio if ½ cup of quinoa to one cup (1 cup=250 ml of liquid). Add salt or other seasonings to taste. Stir the mixture and reduce heat to simmer for 12 to 17 minutes. Don't overcook. Let the quinoa rest in a covered pot for about 5 minutes to absorb the remaining moisture and stir to fluff the quinoa. You can also substitute the water with your favorite broth.
For a more flavorful dish, add grated or melted cheese (dairy) or herbs and spices to the quinoa. Use a mixture of precooked, chopped vegetables to enhance the flavor of your quinoa. Add toasted almond slivers, raisins, dried berries, pistachios, or peanuts to make a tasty alternative side dish.