Brown Basmati and Quinoa Blend
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We have covered three continents with this blend, bringing together the best in flavor, texture, nutrition, and tradition to your table. Brown basmati rice is a fiber-rich long grain rice variety originally from South Asia and commonly used in Indian cuisine. It has been paired with protein-rich Red Quinoa, a traditional South American crop, and antioxidant-rich sweet dried cranberries popularly found in North America to create this delicious combination.
Brown basmati rice is wonderfully fragrant and is paired with red quinoa and sweet, dried cranberries for a beautifully textured and colorful side dish that will brighten your table or enhance your favorite recipes.
Basic Cooking Instructions:
Rinse the blend before use. Bring 2 cups of water to a vigorous boil. Add 1 cup of blend and 1 tsp salt. Cover saucepan with tight fitting lid and cook on low heat for 45 minutes, until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 3 to 5 minutes. Yields 2 cups.
Refrigerate after opening. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 year.
Our blend is cholesterol-free and sodium-free, contributing to good cardiovascular health.
It is high in both soluble and insoluble fiber. A high fiber diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, improve digestion, help to lower blood sugar levels, and contribute to healthy weight.
Our blend is low in fat with just 2g per serving.
It is also a good source of vegetarian protein. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a vegetarian-based diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by contributing to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lower weight.
Cranberries are rich in antioxidants that can help to reduce pain and inflammation in the body.
Historically, cranberries have been used for medicinal purposes. As a good source of vitamin C, cranberries used to be taken on long sea voyages by sailors to help prevent scurvy, a deficiency disease often resulting in death. Cranberries were also used to treat wounds with some success. Even today, cranberry juice is used to help prevent UTI infections.
Rice is prominently featured in different marriage customs around the world. In India, new brides offer rice to their husbands, while in North America it is traditional for wedding guests to throw rice at the bride and groom.
Because quinoa is such a nutritional powerhouse, NASA earmarked it as a potential crop for its Controlled Ecological Life Support System on long term manned space journeys.