Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse. With its long list of health benefits, nutrients, and versatility, it is no surprise how often it's used to make some of my favorite dishes.
This post has been written in partnership with Success Rice. All opinions are mine alone.
The possibilities with quinoa are endless, and it can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. Many choose to add quinoa in their salads, hearty grain bowls, casseroles, healthy wraps, and as an ingredient in tons of sweet breakfast recipes or desserts.
So I wanted to share the ways I enjoy quinoa and show how to use Success Boil-in-Bag 100% Tri-Color Quinoa to make the prep even easier!
From stuffed quinoa bell peppers, served as-is with fresh flounder and a rich sauce, to being tossed in a warm salad filled with roasted veggies and a homemade vinaigrette, I think you're gonna enjoy the nutty flavor of quinoa in these recipes.
Before we dig into the recipes, what exactly is quinoa?
Pronounced KEEN-wah, quinoa is actually not a grain --- although it is used in the same way rice, farro, or other similar grains would be used. It is a grain-like and naturally gluten-free pseudocereal hailing from South America.
Curious about the difference between quinoa vs. rice? As I mentioned earlier, quinoa is really good for you. A cup of quinoa provides twice the amount of protein (packing more than any other grain) and fiber as the same amount of white rice. It's rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. Plus, it's packed full of antioxidants, which can also help with blood sugar, aid in weight loss, and improve your cholesterol. Clearly, quinoa is the way to go and is a worthy inclusion in your diet.
Quinoa comes in various colors-- like red, black, or white, but they all cook the same way. While the lighter varieties carry a mild flavor, the darker varieties are more robust.
Why using Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa makes your prep easy breezy:
If not cooked correctly, quinoa can result in a mushy and overdone situation that no one wants. Using Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa gives you moist, fluffy, and perfectly cooked quinoa in just 10 minutes --- with zero bitter taste!
And here are a few recipes made with Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa, perfect as a snack, lunch, or dinner:
Hopefully, you now have three more ways to love and enjoy quinoa --- and the next time you prepare quinoa the process will be easy breezy with Success Rice.