Although quinoa can be very plain when it is prepared with water alone, adding flavor to it requires very little extra work — and the possibilities are almost endless.
While the Filipino diet has been largely based on white rice for what seems like an eternity, the option of quinoa is now present and offers its own benefits. Both rice and quinoa can be part of a healthy lifestyle. While white rice is great if you’re recovering from a stomach ailment, brown rice is the healthier choice overall, mostly because the fiber helps prevent blood sugar spikes.
In that sense, the health benefits of quinoa and brown rice are more similar because both are gluten-free, a good source of minerals and fiber, and both support healthy digestion. Both quinoa and brown rice are healthy alternatives for white rice in most recipes and Filipino dishes.
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