Monday, December 3, 2012

Quinoa, Broccoli, & Cheese Casserole

Today's dinner experiment - yet another success.  It's almost like I know how to cook or something (I really don't) 

 Quinoa, Broccoli, & Cheese Casserole Preparation

1 1/2 cupsquinoa
1/2 mediumOnion; chopped
2 cupsbroccoli florets; cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cupshredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese; divided 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup
1/4 cupGrated Parmesan cheese
1 clovegarlic; crushed
1/2 tspPaprika
salt and pepper; to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Wash and drain quinoa in a fine mesh strainer 2-3 times.
3. Combine quinoa with 3 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
4. Meanwhile, saute onion for a few minutes, and cook broccoli in microwave for about 4 minutes.
5. Combine vegetables and spices in a mixing bowl, adding in hot, cooked quinoa, parmesan and 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
6. Mix well and press into an 8x8 baking dish, greased lightly with cooking spray or olive oil.
7. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese on top.
8. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted on top


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