Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Quinoa Mac and Cheese Recipe

Quinoa Mac and Cheese Recipe

1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained 
vegetables of your choice- I used onion, zucchini and tomato
garlic, salt, pepper and other seasonings
1 cup cheese of your choice (I used a mix of mozzarella, cheddar, and parmesan)
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
olive oil, water (or stock)
Saute your vegetables in a little olive oil, salt and pepper until partially translucent.

Add the quinoa and toast for 5 minutes or so until opaque. Add your liquid- I used water but you could use chicken or vegetable stock for more flavor. The amount of liquid is double your quinoa- so 2 cups of water to 1 cup quinoa. Add additional seasoning- dried herbs, red pepper flakes, etc. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and grated cheese. Pour in the quinoa mixture and combine. It will look gross at this point. Pour into a greased pan and top with breadcrumbs or more cheese (optional). I used panko and parmesan. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes depending on the depth of your dish.

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