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Definition: Quinoa

Quinoa, pronounced keen-wah
A grain staple of the ancient Incas known today for its high protein content. Ivory in color and tiny and bead shaped, quinoa looks like rice. When cooked, it expands to four times its uncooked size. With a mild, bland flavor, it is easily comparable to couscous. Available in most supermarkets as a grain, flour, or pasta.

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kins kins 10 years
i really love's kinda like brown rice. but you have to make sure you cook it enough so it's not crunchy
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
I think quinoa's too chewy. (And weirdly enough, people in Asheville know how to pronounce it. It's a cool hippie town and a lot of delis have it for lunch.)
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
... oh, so that's how you pronounce it.
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 10 years
Sounds great! I'm ready to try this during the weekend. Thanks.
ecodork ecodork 10 years
I've tried it several times and like the tast, but it just doesn't agree with my digestive system... it always makes me kind of gassy...
Lara16 Lara16 10 years
I've always been scared of trying it - I have this idea that it will taste like cardboard. So, note to self: give this a try!
vapidintuition vapidintuition 10 years
I felt like such a retard when I found out that I was pronouncing this word incorrectly. I was talking to my mom about a vegan recipe, and she busted up laughing because I was saying it kwinn-oah, not keen-wah. She still makes fun of me for it.
mcjuga mcjuga 10 years
If you haven't tried it, you must. It's so healthy for you and is not only great for salads, but it is the perfect side. You saute anything and mix it with the quinoa as it tends to take on the taste of what it is mixed with.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
That looks so good!
hacksaw hacksaw 10 years
It does look tasty.
meijan415 meijan415 10 years
love this for the perfect lettuce-less salad
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