Saturday, August 17, 2013

Quinoa and cheese

We tried this last night and really enjoyed it.  This was a super basic version, and I'm excited to mix up the cheeses or add-ins for other recipes.  I'm thinking of a blue cheese and bacon and sundried tomato version, or with green chilies and corn for a mexican side dish.

Here is the basic cheddar recipe (which we enjoyed with hot sauce on top):

2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 1/2 cups dry quinoa
2 cloves minced garlic
3 cups chicken broth
seasoning salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar, plus a little more for the top


  • In a skillet heat olive oil, and then saute onions until soft.
  • Stir in quinoa and garlic and cook 3 or 4 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth, and season with salt and seasoning salt.  Bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 15 minutes, (or length according to your quinoa directions.)
  • Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Whisk together eggs and milk in a large bowl.  Stir in quinoa and cheese.  Pour into a greased 9x13.
  • Bake at 350 until it starts browning around the edges, 30-45 minutes.

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