Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cheesy Quinoa

This was a wonderful side dish for the supper that our family was having. I hadn't tried quinoa before and this was a great recipe to start with. We were all very happy with the taste of this dish, including my mother in law. I was little concerned about her opinion since she isn't a big rice fan and it kind of reminded me of rice... She thought that it was fantastic though! It makes a large batch, which we came nowhere near to finishing, so be aware of that!

Cheesy Quinoa
(recipe found on pinterest via aroundthetableri.blogspot.com)

1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
veggies of your choice, optional
pinch of salt
2 cloves garlic
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese, more for sprinkling over top
panko bread crumbs

Lightly saute any veggies that you would like to include with your quinoa, if any. Cook quinoa according to directions. Preheat oven to 350 and spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Whisk together eggs and milk in large bowl. Fold in quinoa and cheese and stir well. Transfer to prepared pan and sprinkle with panko bread crumbs and additional cheese if desired. Bake 30-35 minutes or until bread crumbs are lightly browned.

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