Recipe: Kaniwa with mushroom ragout

We all know Quinoa now, but do you already know Kaniwa? At Coop Fine Food, there is new Kaniwa from Peru new available, also called Baby Quinoa, reason enough to test the new Superfood.








for 2 people:


  • 100g Kaniwa
  • 2dl of water
  • 300g mushrooms (fresh or from the glass)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 of a small onion
  • Salt (here, pepper, white wine, possibly semi-cream







Put 100g Kaniwa in a hot pan for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, add 2 dl of water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes, drain well.


Mushroom ragout:


Chop the onion. Cut mushrooms into slices. Pour the mushrooms out of the glass well. Heat the olive oil in the pan, sauté the onions and the mushrooms, cook with the white wine and boil, season with salt and pepper. If you want you can add some half-cream or e.g. Rama.


Ready and done 🙂


What is Kaniwa?


Like Quinoa, Kaniwa belongs to the family of foxtails and is often referred to as “baby quinoa” because of the tiny grains. For the first time Kaniwa was bred in Tahuantinsuyo, an Inca empire, more than 1000 years ago. The hardy plant grows on barren, rocky soils and exerts both frost and dry periods. The Fine Food Kania is cultivated north of Lake Titicaca, among others. In Puno and Cusco. When the plants color in March to April is harvest time. After mowing, they are allowed to dry for 20 to 30 days, then they are threshed by hand. The grains are distinguished by their intense, sweetish-russian flavor. If the bodies are roasted before cooking, the typical taste of Kania unfolds in its fullness. (Source: Coop)


The nutritional values ​​are per 100 g Canihua.


Nutritional Values
Energy 358 kcal
fat 8,0 g
– unsaturated fatty acids 1,5 g
Carbohydrates 51 g
Of which is sugar 2,5 g
Fiber 12 g
Protein 15 g
Folic Acid 148 µg
Magnesium 211 mg
Iron 14 mg
Zinc 4,0 mg

*% Of nutrient reference values ​​ (NRV).


The Canihua seeds are gluten-free and very rich in protein. They contain 15 per cent of protein, which in the biological value complements well with grain. Over 40 percent of the fat content of around 8 g is linoleic acid. It is one of the essential fatty acids and is extremely important for the human body. However, since it must be fed externally, canihua seeds are an excellent source for this. Canihua seeds also provide folic acid, iron and valuable fiber. (Source:




Do you know Kaniwa already?





* Thanks to Coop Fine Food for the products



    • Wednesday December 21st, 2016 / 10:02 PM


  1. Cella
    Wednesday December 21st, 2016 / 08:46 PM

    Danke für das tolle Rezept. Ich liebe Pilze und werd’ es mir auf jeden Fall mal merken.

    LG Cella♥ | Hier geht’s zu meinem Blog

    • Wednesday December 21st, 2016 / 09:54 PM

      Danke dir Liebes 🙂

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