Sorry for my lack of posts lately! The small girl has literally had a big plate these last few weeks.
I stumbled upon a Quinoa Mac & Cheese recipe a few weeks back on Pinterest (my new found daily source of procrastination) and I thought it was simply genius. There is no better feeling than being able to eat one of your favorite comfort foods- guilt free.
Mac & Cheese Quinoa (Serves 8 )
1/2 cup diced tomato
1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 cups water
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese (plus more for sprinkling)
1/2 cup of Panko or Bread Crumbs
Start by sauteing the garlic & tomatoes in a few tea spoons of olive oil. After a few minutes, add in your Quinoa (I always rinse mine before). Toast your Quinoa with the 1/2 tsp of seasoning salt for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Next add in the 2 cups of water. Cover the pan & let the Quinoa cook for 15 minutes. Once ready, the Quinoa should be light, fluffy & tender at taste.
In the meantime- make your egg mixture by combining 2 eggs with 1 cup of milk.
Stir the cooked quinoa, eggs and milk together. Finally, melt in the cheddar cheese.
Transfer the Quinoa mixture to a casserole dish and top with bread crumbs & more cheddar cheese (if desired). My Quinoa fit perfectly in a 9 x 13 dish.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes (cover with foil for the first 20 minutes and then cook uncovered for the remaining 10 minutes).
..and voilla! Baked Quinoa Mac & Cheese.