Quinoa---and Amaranth---are actually grasses. A staple in South America, Quinoa is an excellent complete protein and cooks in just 15 minutes. Just avoid stirring it---it becomes too mushy. Substitute Quinoa for chicken or beef in any recipe, or try as a salad, with dressing, or swing the other way, and sprinkle on brown sugar, syrup, whipping cream, jam, or honey.
I like this pure and simple recipe. Great as a side dish, to introduce your family to this awesome grain.