Quinoa con Chancho // Peruvian Pork Quinoa Stew

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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3 Responses

  1. Hi Gretchen , this recipe looks delicious, but i have a question. Aren’t both rice and quinoa the same kind of food, I mean grains. When my mother eats like that, i usually say to her that It’s like eat rice with rice or am I wrong.

    • Good question…quinoa is a seed and rice, a grain…but for all purposes, they are both starches. That was something I got used to when I moved to Peru — eating 2 starches in one meal just isn’t done in the US. I think if the quinoa was prepared like rice, it would be weird to eat with rice…but given this is part of the stew, I have no problem with it! You could always make the stew and eat it without rice, it would still be delicious!

  2. Hi Gretchen, this looks so yummy!! As a proud Peruvian I will for sure eat the stew with the rice 🙂 Saludos!

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