RTE Cuisine offers shelf stable, ready-to-eat ancient grains and seeds that require no cook time or culinary skill. We understand how difficult cooking grains and seeds from scratch can be. The process is time consuming, ranging from 30 minutes to overnight, and it’s easy to under soak or overcook. That’s why we do the work for you!
Our ancient grains and seeds are sourced direct from farmers at the peak of freshness, then expertly steam-cooked in the very pouch their served from. This field-to-fork methodology ensures that every shelf stable pouch delivers consistent quality with a robust flavor. In addition to quality, every product is made with a simple, clean ingredient list and no preservatives. Rich in phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and high in protein, our non-GMO grains and seeds give you the convenient nutrition you need.
From shelf stable quinoa to brown rice and over 15 other grains and seeds, we’re helping restaurant chefs and the at-home cook enjoy the benefits of quality plant-based proteins with shelf stable ease.
RTE Cuisine began in a 1970’s farming community in Alberta, Canada. Founder Janet Holt’s mom always cooked a special 5-grain cereal overnight that was packed with enough protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber to get through each day. Using a low temperature and slow technique also made the end product sweeter and more tender by converting the starches to sugars.
But mom didn’t cook just any old grains. She encouraged local farmers to increase their organic production of ancient and heirloom grains and seeds so that more families could enjoy wholesome food. Her unwavering passion made a deep impression on Janet, who built a successful career in agriculture, trading the very grains her mother cherished.
Then in 2017, Janet realized she wanted to start her own business; one that gives people the same perfectly cooked, nutrient-dense grains she grew up with. As a single working mother and with help from her family, she brought RTE Cuisine to life using her mom’s approach: not processed, simply cooked. Today, this legacy is bringing quality, ready-to-eat ancient grains to kitchens across America with that same nourishing and authentic feel of home.