Benefits of Quinoa Over Rice

Having difficulty finding rice on the supermarket shelves at the moment? Here are some handy tips on how to substitute Quinoa for rice – you won’t even notice its missing! 

Rice has been a staple in dishes for as long as we can remember – however it has little nutritional value when compared to other grains such as Quinoa! If you cant find rice then quinoa is a great substitute and is perfect for adding extra fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals into your meals. Plus it has a low GI index so it is a great option for people with blood sugar issues! 

There are different colours of quinoa – each type has a slightly different flavour and texture. White quinoa has a lighter taste and fluffs up when cooked, where as black quinoa has a more earthy flavour and tastes slightly sweeter. 

We have two Quinoa products a White and a Tri-Colour – available in both 1.25kg and 500g. 

Below are some handy recipe ideas that are easy to try at home, where rice has been substituted for Quinoa. 

30-MINUTE QUINOA “FRIED RICE” 

This 30 minute Quinoa recipe would make the perfect weeknight meal – or one to make ahead of time and enjoy as leftovers. For a little more crunch you can add some cashews.

Find the recipe here: 
https://minimalistbaker.com/30-minute-quinoa-fried-rice/ 


5- INGREDIENT QUINOA COCONUT CURRY 

Serve this healthy Coconut Curry Quinoa as your next Indian meal! It’s quick, easy, flavorful, uses just 5 ingredients and makes the perfect dish!

Find the recipe here:
https://www.simplyquinoa.com/5-ingredient-coconut-curry-quinoa/


GARLIC MUSHROOM QUINOA

So that’s what this is – a boring old bowl of quinoa with a fun twist, chockfull of mushrooms, garlic and thyme. It’s so simple and comes together so easily!

Find the recipe here: 
https://damndelicious.net/2014/05/02/garlic-mushroom-quinoa/