Those of you doing Zone, Atkins, South Beach, NHE, and other like diets might be interested in using quinoa instead of rice, pasta, wheat, and other starches. Quinoa is a grain that was popular with the ancient Incas. A serving size of 1/3 cup dry (43g) has 160 calories, 20 kcal from fat. It containes 30 g of Carbs (3g of fiber) and 6 grams of protein.
Amaranth has the following stats 1/4 cup dry (47g) contgaines 25 Kcal from fat, 29g of carbs (3g fiber), 7g protein.
By comparison 1/4 cup dry (42g) of brown rice contains 140 calories, 10 kcal from fat, 32 g of carbs (1 from fiber), and 3g from protein.