White quinoa is cooked with most commonly as it has a light flavour that will not overpower other ingredients in a recipe. Of the three colours, it also has the lightest texture and is fluffier than the other colours once cooked. White quinoa also cooks quicker and is less crunchy than other coloured varieties.
Quinoa is the common name for a flowering plant in the amaranth family Amaranthacea. It is a herbaceous annual plant grown as a grain crop primarily for its edible seeds. Because it is not a grass, it is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal.