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Quinoa with Seasoning Packet


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Quantity/Pack: 3 packages (8 ounces each)
Seasonality: Jan - Jul & Sep - Dec
Origin: USA

Today, the most well known grains include barley, corn, millet, oats, rice, rye, wheat and wild rice. Melissa's "Grains from Around the World" line includes Indian Basmati, Moroccan Couscous, Middle Eastern Tabbouleh, and South American Quinoa. South American Quinoa was once a staple food of the Incas, and is now enjoyed as a gourmet grain. It is light, tasty and easy to digest. Quinoa is a complete protein with a higher protein content (13-20 percent) than any other grain. It supplies all the essential amino acids. Serve as a main vegetarian dish or as a side dish; in soups, salads, stuffing, stews, pilafs, and casseroles. Add sautéed vegetables and toasted almonds for a quick and delicious addition to any meal.

Melissa’s Quinoa is hand-selected for excellent quality. Store individual packages in a cool, dry place out of direct sun. Properly stored, Melissa’s Quinoa will stay in prime condition for 6 to 9 months. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or for longer storage, store in the freezer.

Quinoa (Grain), Seasoning (Salt, Dextrose, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Onion, Garlic, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Natural Lemon Flavor and Parsley)

Cooking Instructions: In a fine mesh strainer, rinse Melissa's Quinoa thoroughly in water and drain. In a saucepan, add Quinoa and seasoning packet to 2-3/4 cups of water and cook until all the water is absorbed (10-15 minutes). When done, the grain appears translucent and the germ ring will be visible. Serve as a main vegetarian dish or as a complete protein grain.