I know, I know, making quinoa is about the easiest thing in the world. It’s done in about 15 minutes. But what if you come home late and all you want to do is start stuffing your face? A new product from rice importer Village Harvest makes it almost shamefully easy to do.

Village Harvest’s line of pre-cooked, cryogenically frozen whole grains are ready to eat instantly. Simply shake out the amount you want (no measuring), and warm it up in the microwave or on the stove. The amount of time it takes for the grains to defrost is the time it will take for them to get in your mouth. They’re not mushy, but rather perfectly firm. I like to keep a bag at work in the freezer, and add them to salads, soups, or anything that needs a little more bulk. They come in brown rice, rice pilaf, wild rice, quinoa, and a few other varieties and are available at Whole Foods and other grocery stores.

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