Quinoa has been consumed as food, is not a grain but actually a seed that can be used like a grain. It is a source of complete protein containig all nine essential amino acids(222 calories 39 grams (g) of carbs. 8g of protein. 6g of fat. 5g of fiber. 1g of sugar) and also gluten free. This therfore makes it an excellent choice for vegans and people allergic to gluten. One can make breakfast porridge with Quinoa and also use it in salads, soups, stews and can be used instead of rice. Place drained quinea and water in a medium size saucepan, and bring to boil. Add salt is desired. reduce to simmer, cover and cook until water is absorbed(12-15 minutes).