Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain most often associated with the Incan Indians of Peru. It is the only grain that contains all the essential amino acids of meat, making it a complete protein. Just as wheat, barley, oats, and rye all have their own unique taste, so does quinoa, of course. I admit I'm still in the process of learning to love it. I'm in the "I really really like you but I'd like tokeep seeing other grains" stage of dating with it. The more I cook with it, the more recipes I gather like this, that are very good, the closer I get to saying the big "I love you" and putting it in a special place in the front of the pantry of my heart.
Does this taste EXACTLY like macaroni and cheese? No, because it's quinoa instead of pasta, but it is very good and very healthy. It would also be very tasty with half quinoa, half brown rice.
Thank you to Monica Nelson for posting this to her web site!