Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review: Roland Mediterranean Flavored Quinoa


We'd had two different flavored Quinoa dishes before trying this one and it was a tie because one was really good and one was really bad. So Ken found this one in the store and bought it for us to try. I have to say that when I tore this envelope open and smelled it, I wasn't pleased. It smelled like dirt and something gross. But I cooked it and tasted it...and wouldn't you know it was so darn good. I couldn't even believe it. With the smell from those spices coming off it, I really thought it was gonna taste bad but it was so good and this little envelope made a lot. 

My brother had just come for a visit after vacationing in Alaska and he brought us one of the Yellowfin Tuna's that he caught and shipped back to his home in one of those frozen styrofoam cartons. He also brought us some homemade smoked salmon that he caught and smoked in Alaska. So I baked the tuna and cooked the Quinoa for Ken and I and we had it for lunch. 


Some of the skin came off during cooking but who cares, I toss that anyway. lol But it was really good. I've had canned tunafish and I've had smoked tuna but I've never had or made baked tuna and it was quite good. 

So if you're looking to try a good tasting quinoa, I'd give this one a try. The spices aren't over powering taste wise and it was extremely easy to make. Just heat the water, add the quinoa, cover and cook for 15 minutes. 

Have you tried Quinoa?

43 comments:

  1. Yum. I haven't tried Quinoa before, but my, it looks so good

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    1. We tried another flavor as well and it was good too. I'd get this brand if you can find it. It's really good.

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  2. Hello from Alberta, Canada ... cat here ... Quinoa and any kind of fish goes good together ... agreed ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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    1. It was really good. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I have tried quinoa but it's so annoying to cook. Wash it first and then they are s tiny so they slip away. And I did not cook a lot, but still there were some left cos we did not realise who full you got from it

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    1. Thankfully this we didn't have to wash first and already had the spices added to it. I think if I had to wash it first like I do rice it would be a pain.

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  4. This sounds yummy and seems like it's a healthy meal, too. Well worth the try Mary, and glad you guys enjoyed it! Hugs...

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    1. I was really surprised how good this brand was. We've tried other flavors too.

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  5. I'm cracking up that you thought it smelled like dirt! I've liked quinoa at restaurants, but made it at home once and it was awful!

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    1. lol The spices smelled weird to me. But at least it was tasty.

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  6. Supposed to be good for you, all I know about it. Never tried it though, surprise, surprise at my show.

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    1. lol This brand was good. I've tried other brands that weren't as good.

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  7. I have never tried Quinoa. Now I might try it. Stay tuned!

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  8. OOh Mary the tuna sounds amazing. But I have to admit I haven't tried any Quinoa yet. I will :) Thanks for sharing

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    1. The tuna was so good. I'm not big on fish but my brother brings me fish when he goes fishing. lol

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  9. I haven't tried it, but would give it a go now.

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  10. I haven't tried it either, but sign me up!

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    1. I hope you give it a try now.

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  11. Thanks for the heads up, I'm always looking for new things to try and it's easier when you know others liked it.

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    1. Oh that's for sure. I tried it because one of my fb friends was talking about it.

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  12. I do not make or eat much Quinoa, I like it, but I never make it which means I never eat it. I had some smoked Salmon from Alaska a few years ago and it was delicious. I actually love salmon skin, especially if its crispy. Have a great day Mary :)

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    1. Thanks. I like it and so does Ken so I make it now and again.

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  13. I've never had quinoa!

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    1. It's pretty good with the right spices.

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  14. I've never tried quinoa. I'm not sure what I would think of it. I'm very picky. I've been halibut fishing in Alaska. I would still like to take DH up for salmon fishing (even if I don't like salmon).

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. My brother had a great time fishing up there.

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  15. Someties the packages of spice are overwhelming all together and in the dehydrated state. I personally don't like pre-packaged "Mediterranean"spiced things bc they have garlic powder which bothers me. Glad this tasted better and you are trying new things. Fresh tuna so expensive - lucky you to have some from your bro!

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    1. That's very true. This seems to be pretty good though. I never bought fresh tuna to cook but I've seen the prices.

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  16. Love Qinoa. It is so good.

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    1. That should be Quinoa. lol

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    2. I agree. It is good.

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  17. I do like Quinoa but haven't tried this brand yet. Will definitely check it out soon!

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  18. I love Quinoa. I tend to just get the plain unprepared/seasoned and season it on my own or add it to other ingredients. So yummy! Glad you found some you like!

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    1. I'm glad I found some I like too. lol I tried seasoning it myself and it wasn't as good.

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  19. I love quinoa and tuna steaks. I actually plan to have tuna for dinner tonight. :)

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  20. Funny how a pre-cook smell or appearance can be so different from the result. I do want to eat more Quinoa so I'll watch for this brand and flavor at the store. I've never tried fresh tuna, but it does look good.

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    1. I hope you like it as much as we did.

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  21. I am glad to hear this dish turned out well even with the smell from the package being so bad, lol. I have a fried rice dish that I make regularly that I tried with quinoa once and it turned out pretty good.

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