Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Organic Quinoa Review

Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Organic Quinoa

Here’s something we should tell you before we begin this review: we absolutely adore quinoa. It’s an amazing source of protein, and it’s packed with fiber, iron, and even riboflavin. It also has a really nice texture. However, what we don’t like about quinoa is cooking it. It’s not exactly hard to prepare, but it is tricky to get the perfect fluffy texture that we love so much. Thankfully the Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Organic Quinoa is an easy way for us to enjoy quinoa to our heart’s content.

It’s possible to heat this frozen quinoa on the stove, but we decided to take the easier route and cook this in the microwave. All we had to do was poke a few holes in the plastic bag and toss it in the microwave for three and a half minutes. When we opened the bag up and transferred the contents into a bowl, we had perfectly fluffy quinoa.

Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Organic Quinoa

Note: when we say “perfectly fluffy,” we aren’t exaggerating. We were blown away by how well this turned out. Even though this is plain, uncooked quinoa and nothing else, it’s delicious straight out of the microwave. We can’t imagine how this could be improved upon.

Each box contains two packets, which hold half a cup of quinoa a piece. The portions make this less than ideal for big quinoa dishes, like a quinoa casserole, but that’s really our only complaint. This is delicious and unbelievably easy to cook. From here on out, this is going to be our go-to when we want to make quinoa. It’s perfect for quinoa bowls, and it’s also an easy way to add a little protein to any meal.

Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Organic Quinoa has won our hearts. Now that we’ve seen how easy it is to heat frozen quinoa, there’s no going back. Thanks to Trader Joe’s, we suspect that we’re going to be adding a lot more quinoa to our diet!

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Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Organic Quinoa
Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Organic Quinoa