This is Quinoa
(pronounced keen-wa or keen-oh-a).
It's considered a super food
higher in protein than rice
and a good source of fiber, phosphorous,
magnesium, iron and calcium.
And it cooks in under 15 minutes.
So when I saw some recipes for backpacking meals
that use quinoa,
I thought I definitely needed to try it-
certain I would be bagging it up for the big trip.
But I tried it
and hated it.
I'm not sure if it was because of the flavoring and seasoning it came with
or if I really hate it.
Maybe I'll give it a try again cooked a different way,
but as for now, I think I'll be sticking with Ramen noodles and rice.