Have You Tried Kaniwa?

Posted by Brette in Have You Tried?

kaniwaJust 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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