Have You Tried Kaniwa?Posted by in Have You Tried?
Just when you got up to speed on quinoa, there’s another grain out there that is becoming popular. Kaniwa is a South American grain originally grown by the Aztec. It’s a member of the goosefoot family (which doesn’t sound too appetizing) but it is a super grain – high in protein and minerals and very healthy. We tried it recently. It is a very fine grain like quinoa and cooks quickly. It’s a dark brown color. The taste is nutty and reminded me a bit of the flavor of wild rice. I think I like it more than quinoa. I used it like rice, to serve a saucy chicken dish over and it was delicious. I’ll definitely be making this again.
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I hadn’t heard of it, but will try it. My husband hates quinoa. 🙁
Never heard of this grain – I think I’ll try it – thanks!
I haven’t heard of Kaniwa. Since I’m a fan of quinoa (which reminds me of grits only better), I’ll definitely be trying Kaniwa. A nutty grainy taste is just what I like.
My husband dislikes quinoa. Will have to give this a try!
Let me know how it goes!
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I will be looking for this in some of the healthier restaurants I go to.
I had never heard of this grain. Will look for it at the health food store. Thanks for the tip.
I found it at my grocery store, in the rice section
Do all men hate quinoa? My husband gripes about it, too. Maybe this will be a winner.
Sounds delicious. I’m such a grain girl, and love trying new – or in this case, new/old – grains. On a sort of related note, I just realized we haven’t had pilaf lately. Love that stuff.
Wow, this one is news to me. I’m definitely going to have to check it out. I love quinoa so I’m sure this’ll be yummy and versatile, too.