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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