Thursday, 22 January 2015

Tilda Wholegrain and Quinoa

basmati, quinoa, super foods
Tilda wholegrain & quinoa
I am very partial to a good bowl of rice, especially if it is a Tilda rice. It is a much-loved brand, their range of rice is varied and inspired. At any given time you will find a few of Tilda products in my kitchen. Eddie loves Easy Cook basmati, and requests it for dinner almost every day. I am very fond of Basmati & Wild rice, as it looks fabulous and has a unique taste. White and wholegrain basmati is one of my staples for cooking soups. And I also have at least a couple of pre-steamed rice pouches in the pantry as well. Coconut-flavoured one is my top favourite, but there are many other tasty choices in the range.
Tilda has recently expanded its range to add a couple of wholegrain and quinoa mixes.
Quinoa is hailed as a superfood or super grain, its health benefits are well known. It helps with digestion, reduces headaches and strokes, controls blood sugar levels, boosts energy and much more.

Brown Basmati & Quinoa Wholegrain is made with a delicious & nutty brown basmati rice. The classic grain with all the natural goodness of the bran layer intact is combined with quinoa, known for its nutritional benefits. The texture is light and fluffy, sightly crunchy thanks to quinoa seeds.
Ingredients: natural wholegrain basmati rice, natural yellow and red quinoa, sunflower oil, vegetable stock powder, salt.
The pack contains no artificial flavourings, colours or preservatives and is gluten free.
It counts as 170 kcal per serving, and includes two servings per pouch.
I mostly use the pre-steamed basmati as a side dish for meat, fish or vegetarian dishes.

Beef Stroganoff with Tilda wholegrain and quinoa

Garden vegetable & quinoa features the wholegrain basmati, delicious & natural red quinoa, combined with the tasty mix of carrots, butternuts squash as well as herbs and spices (turmeric, lemon zest, ginger and coriander).
The taste is subtle and gentle. Eat it  as a lovely side dish, or a main, mixed with more veggies.

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Tilda wholegrain and quinoa mixes are also very good for soups, with extra root vegetables and herbs, add the stock you prefer, and make it meat-free or add cooked meat for a quick lunch or dinner.

Tilda wholegrain & quinoa with fish and wild mushrooms

When I'm on my own at lunch time, I tend to use whatever leftovers I have from the dinner from the previous day. Dump it all together is my favourite recipe - meat, sausages, vegetables go well with a bit of Tilda rice and some olives. Jazz it up with some lemon juice or balsamic vinegar.

New Tilda wholegrain and quinoa mixes are a great addition to an excellent range of rice. It's ready just in 2 minutes in the microwave, or if you don't have a microwave (I don't), it takes just a minute or two longer to reheat it in a pan.

Disclosure: I received several packs of Tilda wholegrain and quinoa for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are mine.


  1. These Tilda bags look fabulous! I have a hard time finding whole grain rice, especially in these bags. I much prefer whole grain for the flavour. I'll check these out when I'm at the supermarket.

  2. I love all Tilda products as they are of such good quality. I only use Tilda basmati for cooking my rice and always tell my students to buy the Tilda brand as it's easy to cook and you always get good tasting rice.