Easy to cook.
I had never heard of Kaniwa before, so when I saw this and read the reviews I decided to try it. I first tried a small amount right out of the bag, flavor?? So so. Then I toasted some in the oven, flavor was much improved. I added it to my homemade gluten-free hot cereal mix. Another great gluten-free option. Will definitely buy more when needed.
I make this for breakfast as a hot cereal and its been a huge benefit since discovering I have several food allergies. The flavor was a little grassy / hay like at first but I quickly became accustomed to the unique flavor and really enjoy it now. The recipe I use: 1 serving = 1 cup water and 1/3 cup kaniwa flakes, boil water, add flakes, stir, reduce heat to simmer and cover, cook for 8-10 minutes or until it reaches desired thickness. I then serve with any combination of butter, heavy cream, milk, maple syrup or sugar, my go to combo is butter and maple syrup. I stay full for hours with this meal. If Im extra hungry I double the recipe. Highly recommend!
I had never heard of kaniwa until recently, but I'm now into my 3rd package of it. It has a heartier flavor than quinoa (and a relative of it) or amaranth, has the highest protein profile of the three, and makes a wonderful addition to rotate or mix with any other hot cereal. And because it's flakes, it cooks quickly - which I especially appreciate.