Quinoa is an ancient grain with a promising future and widening popularity throughout the world due to its complete nutritional value. We source Red Quinoa from the South American highlands where it was first cultivated. Red Quinoa has the same nutritional value and flavor as golden quinoa but stays slightly firmer when cooked.
Bring 2 cups water a boil. Add 1 cup red quinoa, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. The grain will pop and the outside germ will separate into a curly tail. Drain excess water and spread on a sheet pan to cool or use immediately.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
A relative of traditional quinoa, red quinoa has the same nutty flavor and nutrient profile. The crunchier texture of red quinoa combined with sweet, fresh figs and bright, tangy citrus make this recipe a standout.