Quinoa is quite nice but not that different in taste to white rice.
I have tried the white one mostly, and it upsets my stomach sometimes so I gave it away and have not now cooked with it for about a year.
I will try again though as I used to make a lovely salad with it.
I love it...and I cook mine in the Microwave, and then mix in salad...yum...yum...yum.
Great to keep on hand, and if you have people over it can look amazing with other foods together....Very quick, a winner tooooo!
We eat quinoa a few times a month at the moment, but I would like to eat it more often, as I understand it is quite nutritious. I have found a few recipes I like and am always on the lookout for more. We use both the white and the mix (white, red, and black). I like the mix best.
I don't eat quinoa, couscous or polenta. I don't eat brown rice.
I believe they are all very nutritious, but I don't need to eat them for nutrition, I have plenty of meat, fresh vegetables, dairy and grain available for nutrition.
These foods, so I am told, are great for third world countries - but I don't need them. And I also find them quite tasteless. I would eat them if there was absolutely nothing left on the planet for me to ear but as far as a choice goes -- no way.
I've haven't tried Quinoa, but I bought some ages ago, & it's in the fridge, so perhaps my daughter gave it to me, before she left for Melbourne. I do cook with brown once in a while. I can't remember using polenta, although an Italian friend used to make lovely things from it, for her parties, a long time ago. I do have an open packet of it on the bottom shelf of the fridge. I do cook with couscous, about once a week. It's ready to eat in 10 mins. I use it instead of rice, if I think it will go better with a recipe.