Supermarkets are still tentative in its supply and do not seem ready to stock in the same way as rice or pasta. Typically, my local Waitrose provide it as a ready meal in a mix.
I currently buy my Quiona from Costco (£11.49 for 1.81kg) or Unicorn (£7.49 for 1kg).
This is my favourite recipe for quinoa at the moment.
- 250g cherry tomatoes; roasted
- 4 tbs olive oil
- 1 white onion; thinly sliced
- 3 sticks of celery; sliced
- 2 garlic cloves; finely chopped
- 1 tsp cumin seeds; ground
- 1 tsp coriander seeds; ground
- 100f basmati rice
- 140g quinoa
- 500g veg stock; or water
- 50g pine nuts; toasted
First roast the tomatoes. Slice in half, place on parchment, sprinkle with olive oil and season. Roast at 160C for 15 minutes. Set aside.
Toast the pine nuts on a dry frying pan until they turn a gentle brown colour. Set aside.
You should rinse the quinoa and rice prior to use although the Costco quinoa is pre-washed.
In a saucepan with a lid add the quinoa and rice with the stock. Cover and simmer over a gentle heat for 10 minutes. Switch off heat and leave the lid on for a further 10 minutes. Do not lift the lid as this will stop the pilau being soft and fluffy. The combination of quinoa and basmati is fantastic. I cannot recommend it enough.
In a large plan, heat the olive oil and add onion, celery, and garlic. Soften for 5 minutes and add cumin and coriander. Cook for a further few minutes.
Combine all of the ingredients and stir through. This dish works well with steamed white fish or marinated chicken such as souvalki.
This tastes fantastic cold.