Top positive review
Quinoa is lovely, wonderful, new, exotic and gentle, and very nutritious.
20 November 2018
Wow, I'm a real fan of brown rice and I never eat white rice. I bodybuilder, practice yoga and long distance bicycle ride so nutrition at my age, 53, it's very, very important. We know quinoa has got brown rice beat on the nutrition scale, (and brown rice is still good for you, of course), but most importantly quinoa is delightful to eat. It has a very gentle nutty, earthy flavor with hints of a rice like flavor as well but unique to quinoa itself, again, a very gentle flavor with a very subtle, zingy aftertaste, (gently astringent). I could easily eat a huge bowl made from 2 cups of dried quinoa at a sitting, it is very pleasing and filling. I put 1.5 cups of water in a small saucepan with a pinch of salt and a level teaspoon of pure, organic coconut oil, bring that to a full rolling boil under high heat, (I cook on a gas stove), add 1/2 cup of quinoa, stir gently for 30 seconds at full heat to get the quinoa hot so I don't lose the boil when I cover the little saucepan. Cover the saucepan with a small plate, (or adequate top), and reduce to low heat. Cook 15 minutes, stir and check to see there is still enough liquid remaining to continue to cook on low heat, recover, cook for an additional 7 - 10 minutes. Serve on scrambled eggs,Super nutritious dish, high protein, great fats combo from the eggs and the quinoa, great carbs, great nutrition for energy and maintaining and building muscle and conditioning. Doesn't blast your insulin levels, gentle, consistent energy, won't give you the drowsies. This cooking method delivers a product that is soft with just a tickle of texture or "fluff" the quinoa is so well regarded for by those in the culinary know. If you're palate interprets the "fluff" of quinoa as gritty, adding the coconut oil DURING cooking makes a huge difference. And yeah, add a little butter afterwards. A little salt, and a little butter goes a long, long, long way with this delicious food. It's my new food toy!