Short Answer: You will almost always find quinoa next to the rice in the grocery store. If you can’t find the rice, it is often near the beans.
You can find quinoa in big bulk bags, or in ready-to-go packets. You can microwave for roughly 90 seconds to get ready to eat quinoa. Some packets ,ay be longer, so make sure to follow directions if you go this route.
Some quinoa brands will mix in other ingredients like garlic for flavor and some mix in rice as well. If you’re going the bulk route, these bags typically only have quinoa in them.
Below we will list out a few stores and where you can find quinoa in each.
Sprouts Farmers Market
In Sprouts Farmers Market, you can find quinoa next to the rice. They will either be in individual packets or in bulk bags.
Where is Quinoa in Safeway?
In Safeway once you find the rice you will most likely find the quinoa nearby.
Inside King Soopers, you can find quinoa next to the rice and beans. Keep in mind, King Soopers is part of Kroger. So, if you shop at Fry’s, Fred Meyer and City Market this will often be the same.
In Whole Foods, once you find the rice, you will often find the quinoa.
Where to Find Quinoa in Walmart?
In Walmart, you will often find quinoa in the aisle with rice.
In Trader Joe’s you can find quinoa in ready-to-go packets next to the rice. You can also find them in various bulk bags.
Common Ways to Use Gnocchi
Here are a few ways to use your quinoa:
- In salads,
- Substitute for rice,
- Quinoa burgers,
- Stuff it in squash,
- Chili, and
What is Quinoa?
Quinoa is similar to whole grains, but it is actually a seed. This seed comes from the “goosefoot” plant and has been a diet staple in various countries for thousands of years.
How Long Does Gnocchi Last?
Some say dry quinoa, in a sealed package, can last up to 2-3 years when it is stored properly in a cool, dry place. One you cook quinoa, it can last around 5-7 days in the fridge and potentially a year in the freezer.
Sometimes it is tough to find an item you’re looking for in the store. If this is the case for you, we feel your pain.
If you ever find yourself aimlessly wandering a store, ask an employee for help. People do this all the time and many employees stock the shelves, so they know where most items are.
At The Healthy Patron, we also write about where you can find many other hard to find items in the grocery store. Here are a few more items and where you can find them: