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The Pantry Quiz #33


True or false?

In my house, we're so keen on quinoa that we make big batches of it in the rice cooker. True or false: quinoa is more closely related to rice than it is to beets.

Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: A chicken's ear lobes give you a hint about the color of its eggs.]

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I say false without looking at the clues, as quinoa is related to beets! I love it and keep it in the pantry all the time. I have not used the rice cooker to make it though. What ratio of liquid to water do you use and would a regular white rice setting on the rice cooker be correct for cooking the quinoa? Thanks! Just found your blog recently and I am enjoying it a lot.

False....beets it is. It is a green vegetable from which we eat the seed. It is not a grain.

False! I do have quinoa on hand - at the moment I'm the only person in my house who will eat it (working on that). :-)

Finally, one that I know the answer! False, quinoa is a seed.

Agreed.. Quinoa is a seed! And yes I have it and make it!

Quinoa related to beets, buckwheat related to rhubarb: doesn't this demonstrate how our mental categories don't always work?

False! You wouldn't have phrased the question that way if the immediately intuitive answer had been correct. (But I didn't know the answer before, so it is interesting.)

Is quinoa more diabetic friendly than white rice? How about compared to brown rice?

I just stumbled on this site when reading Cooking for Geeks -- looking forward to learning more here.

No clue, and no quinoa. But I've got beets and rice!

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