This is the first crop of quinoa grown in New Zealand. Quinoa is a complete protein and is high in iron, magnesium, and fibre. Kiwi quinoa is grown using sustainable farming methods and is not processed or polished. It requires minimal rinsing, is easy to cook and has a sweet, nutty flavour and delicate texture.
An excellent substitute for pasta and rice and can be used in much of the same way as whole grains.
To cook 1 cup of quinoa, you need about 2 cups of liquid (water or stock). Heat the liquid in saucepan until simmering and then add the quinoa. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.
Optional: Toast quinoa in a dry frying pan over a moderate heat until it pops, shaking pan occasionally before adding to the liquid.
Gluten-free and dairy-free. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.