Cheesy Quinoa - total time 50 minutes
I have been hearing a lot about quinoa lately. It is probably one of those 'superfoods' that will be popular for a year or so, and then slowly fade into the grain isle. It is healthy though... full of protein, fiber, and even calcium... and smells good when it is cooking. Here is a recipe (maybe not the healthiest quinoa recipe with all the cheese) which tastes like something between mac 'n cheese and cheesy potatoes.
1.5 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup milk (I used mostly soy milk with a splash or cream)
1.5 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tomato, diced
.25 cup grated parm
red pepper flakes, salt & pepper
panko bread crumbs
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse quiona, then cook according to package.
2. Saute tomato in olive oil, salt, and pepper.
3. Stir in a little of the cooked quinoa and the cheese together at a time. Stir in tomatoes, minced garlic, milk, and egg. Pour into casserole dish, sprinkle panko and parm on top. Put in oven for 25 minutes and serve!