Quinoa is one of the few plant-based proteins that is a complete protein by itself - it contains all the amino acids our bodies can't make themselves and must get from food. That's quite rare in the plant kingdom!
So my vote goes to quinoa.
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"what do you prefer for better health? quinoa or brown rice" For better health...neither holds an advantage to me as I eat little of them. For better taste, brown or wild rice.
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Purely from a nutritional standpoint, I prefer quinoa (higher protein, iron, folate, and fibre --- all of which are priorities for me). I do find the flavour to be very bland, but it does pick up other flavours well, so I always include a fair amount of spices and mix it with other items. Rice is rarely on our menu, and most of those rare occasions are actually wild rice (which is a different thing altogether).
When we do choose to include cooked grains / seeds / legumes, I tend towards mixing them up. A side dish here most often will include 3 or more of wild rice / brown rice / quinoa / bulgur / sorghum / millet / amaranth / buckwheat groats / barley / oats / lentils / cornmeal / oat bran / wheat germ / flaxseed / chia seed / hemp hearts --- and I'll usually toss them together with some chopped nuts and do a final quick saute in some toasted sesame oil or walnut oil for a richer, "toasted" flavour.
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