You pronounce this grain-like seed as /keenn-wa/. It can be an excellent choice if you are getting tired of rice and pasta. It contains a lot of essential protein, has a light, nutty flavor, and is gluten free if you are sensitive to that sort of thing. Overall, I was impressed with its compatibility with a few different flavors I tried in this dish.
Quinoa with pesto, salad, and fresh bread
This dish hardly needs a recipe. Basically, I cooked the quinoa according to the box, topped it with homemade pesto (see pesto recipe in previous entries), and accompanied it with a fresh salad with veggies and goat cheese. I tend to mush all my foods together when I eat, so I tried the quinoa with pesto only, with tomatoes and mushrooms, with lettuce and goat cheese...the possibilities were endless. And the taste was always fantastic. I hope to try other quinoa pairings as I become more familiar with this seed-like grain.
Oh, and you can find this elusive product in the international or organic section of your grocery store!
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