how do u pronounce quinoa?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

BeeG35:  You may want to wait for final confirmation from another bee, but I believe it’s pronounced “Keen-Wah”



Post # 5
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Yes, definitely keen-wah.  It tastes a little nutty.  Kind of like a more earthy rice.  It’s good!  Try it!

Post # 6
44808 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

BeeG35:  Best description I have read:

“The taste and texture of quinoa is a bit like brown rice crossed with oatmeal. It’s fluffy, creamy, crunchy and somewhat nutty, all rolled into one.”

It tastes great simply done with sea salt, lemon juice and olive oil, or it takes on the taste of whatever you use in the recipe.

Post # 7
2275 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

BeeG35:  It’s definitely pronounced “keen-wah” as other bees have said! It’s actually pretty good. I like it in salads! It’s a small grain that is kind of like a nuttier version of cous cous or brown rice. 

Post # 8
985 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

keen wah but i say qwa knowa lol

Post # 10
5730 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

BeeG35:  it’s keen-wah. 

I work at a supermarket and the pronunciations I hear are hilarious; most people pronounce it queen-oah kin-oah or kwin-oah. 

I’ve also heard some great pronunciations of mange tout, namely mange (rhymes with range) tout (rhymes with out). 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by  barbie86.
Post # 11
2973 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas


Post # 12
7601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Keen-wah. We usually use it in place of brown rice, it’s pretty good.

Post # 13
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

BeeG35:  Thank you, thank you, thank you for asking this!!  I’ve wondered this too!  I was told a while back what it was, but had forgotten it, and have butchered it ever since!!!

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