Organic White Quinoa Grain
Quinoa’s star quality has attracted attention throughout history - from the Incas to NASA! As a complete protein high in antioxidants, this unique supercrop goes against the grain.
- White Quinoa Grains (100%)
- Naturally gluten free, versatile and easy to cook
- A great source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals
- High in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories
- Great value 16oz size
Spiced Quinoa with Parsley and Sunflower Seeds
Quinoa is so quick and easy to cook - a little seasoning alone will really bring the flavour out - however the simple addition of a few everyday spices and herbs really gets these little puppies singing!
(Disclaimer: no puppies were harmed in this recipe......) ;)
1 cup of quinoa grains (about 125g)
2 cups of water
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground paprika
A dash of white wine vinegar
Handful of chopped fresh parsley
Handful of toasted sunflower seeds (about 50g)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1.) Rinse the quinoa well in cold water for about a minute. This removes the bitter-tasting saponins which are a naturally-occuring coating on the grains.
2.) Place in a large saucepan and add the 2 cups of water. Set on a high heat and bring to the boil.
3.) Once boiled, turn down to a very low simmer, add the turmeric and paprika, a splash of white wine vinegar, plus a generous pinch of salt. Stir in, then cover the pan and simmer for about 12 minutes.
4.) After 12 minutes check that the quinoa has absorbed most of the water. It will have expanded quite a bit and will be looking nice and fluffy, innit :)
5.) Move a fork through to loosen everything up and plate a portion or two up, add some fresh parsley leaves, a sprinkling of dry-toasted sunflower seeds, a crack of black pepper and you've got one bad-ass side dish on your hands. Well.....soon to be in your mouth but that's all good! :D