Chipotle Is Adding Quinoa to Its Menu as a Rice Alternative on Burritos and Bowls

While Chipotle doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to adding new items to its simple menu (it too a long time to get that queso right, and TBH, a lot of us are still skeptical), the restaurant is giving it another go — and this time, they're adding quinoa.

According to Business Insider, Chipotle rolled out quinoa as a rice replacement option in burritos and bowls at its test kitchen location in New York City on Monday.

"The quinoa is made with red and gold quinoa tossed with a little citrus juice, cumin, and freshly chopped cilantro," Chris Arnold, a Chipotle representative, told Business Insider. "We are recommending that added to a salad or in place of rice in another entree."

Okay so yes, quinoa is a delicious and ~trendy~ food item that we love adding to salads — but a Chipotle burrito or bowl-sized portion of the stuff? We're not so sure. I mean, that's a LOT of quinoa.

So far, reactions have been decidedly mixed:

Of course, it's worth noting that the company is only testing its quinoa recipe in its test location — meaning it could be awhile until we see it in every location (if ever). Hey, if you're looking to add a serious protein boost to your burrito bowl and the carnitas just aren't cutting it, this may be your thing.