Description:Quinoa is a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium) grown as a crop primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal ... more
Quinoa ... rather than a true cereal as it is not a grass. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but the commercial availability of quinoa greens is currently limited. Quinoa is an easy food to prepare, has a pleasantly light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavor makes it an excellent alternative to white rice or couscous. A common cooking method is to treat quinoa much like rice, bringing two cups of water to a boil with one cup of grain, covering at a low simmer and cooking for 14–18 minutes or until the germ separates from the seed. The cooked germ looks like a tiny curl and should have a slight bite to it (like al dente pasta). Alternatively, one can use a rice cooker to prepare quinoa.
Newest Review: ... might look a bit like whole-grain rice, it doesn't taste like rice at all, nor does it have the same texture. Quinoa has a much more nutty flavour to it than rice, and seems to take on other flavours much more quickly than rice does. It is also less sticky and crunchier than rice. This doesn't mean that this comes out hard and gets stuck in your teeth. On the contrary, as I said above, it is ... more
Customer Quinoa Reviews (2)
by jwah - written on 08/01/13
me thinks the emperor has no clothes! quinoa, soy milk, tofu anything....good lord, admit it; this stuff tastes awful!!! have a hamburger once a week and an egg once a day and for god's sake stop fooling yourselves. you're not really hip or avant garde, just hungry. real food tastes good and won't hurt you. really! you probably grew up on it for heaven's sake and now you're toooo self-absorbed. i'm toasting you all with a hotdog on a fully gluten loaded bun, relish and mustard. yum!! get over yourselves, you'll live longer!
by - written on 08/03/07, updated on 09/03/07 (Very useful, 16169 readings)
(This article doesn't really belong in recipes, but since DooYoo put it here, I've included at least one recipe for this product.) In my attempt to eat a more healthy diet, I recently discovered quinoa and thought that perhaps you too might be interested in this "new" food. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is actually the seed of the goosefoot plant, the leaves of which I have also eaten. Where I live, the goosefoot plant actually grows wild in some areas and a vegetarian friend of ours used to pick the leaves and make them into all sorts of things like cutlets and savoury pies. The leaves of the goosefoot plant have a less acidic flavour than spinach or ... Read the complete review