The Pantry Quiz #49
Used as a grain, this pantry staple, native to South America, is really a green, in the same family as spinach and chard. What is it?
Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.
[Last week's answer: None of the ingredients are common to all three spice blends. French quatre epices (four spice): pepper, cloves, nutmeg, ginger. Chinese five spice: star anise, cloves, fennel, cinnamon, Szechuan pepper. Japanese seven-spice: orange or tangerine peel, black and white sesame seeds, cayenne, ground ginger, Szechuan pepper and nori.]
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