10 Minute Success® - Success is in the Bag. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a good source of fiber and a complete protein — containing all nine essential amino acids. This ancient seed is grouped with other grains because of the similar texture and experience it offers. When cooked, quinoa is light and fluffy, has a nutty flavor, and a slightly chewy texture. Quinoa offers recipe versatility and can be used in recipes from breakfast through desserts, as well as hot and cold dishes.