Thursday, July 9, 2009

Trader Joe's Organic Quinoa

Brand: Trader Joe's
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Product Name: Organic Quinoa

Location/Cost Info: Trader Joe's website (why oh why isn't there a Trader Joe's in Colorado?!?)

Total From A to Z: 4.5 Stars

A's Review: * * * * *
This is quinoa. It's tasty. We made this batch with white wine as the liquid, which overwhelmed the already-subtle quinoa flavor. We'll have to tweak the mixture a bit but we'll find the right combination of flavors to go with it.

Z's Review: * * * *
This is a lovely, mild quinoa that would go with just about anything. We actually ended up eating this quinoa instead of rice with a couple of Indian dishes and it was delicious and satisfying. We experimented with this quinoa. We've heard that quinoa is more flavorful if cooked with chicken broth or white wine. For this batch we tried white wine and we have to admit that it was a tiny bit too wine-y! Perhaps half wine and half water would have given it a little kick without making us feel like we were eating wine-flavored grain! Or chicken broth is always a good option.


  1. Have you tried making quinoa in a rice maker? It's so easy. Also easy in the microwave.

  2. Actually, we always make quinoa in our rice maker! But we haven't tried the microwave yet...


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