So you lot know how I’ve said earlier that I’m non actually sold on quinoa? Scratch that! One seize amongst teeth of this casserole, together with I was caput over heels inward dearest amongst it. I gauge my theory holds truthful that adding cheese to anything makes it sense of savour delicious! What’s more, I served this to my household unit of measurement together with non a unmarried mortal complained almost the quinoa. (The broccoli was a dissimilar story, but I’m all the same counting it equally a victory.) This was thence amazingly yummy! It tastes similar a cheesy ricey casserole, but has all the awesome wellness benefits of quinoa. And it’s gluten free, for those who swing that way. But really, I would larn inward i time again anyway, fifty-fifty if it wasn’t healthy, only because it tastes thence darn good. I served it amongst or thence baked salmon together with fresh fruit salad, together with it was a delicious salubrious dinner.
ii cups water
1 loving cup quinoa
pinch of salt
ii tablespoons unsalted butter
ii tablespoons cornstarch
1 large onion, diced
three cloves garlic, minced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon solid set down mustard
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups shredded abrupt cheddar cheese
common salt together with pepper, to taste
ii heaping cups steamed broccoli (I did mine inward the microwave)
1/3 loving cup grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9×9 baking dish together with laid aside. In a pocket-size saucepan, convey H2O to a boil.
- Add quinoa together with salt. Reduce oestrus to medium-low together with cover.
- Cook for 18-20 minutes, or until H2O is absorbed. Fluff amongst a fork together with laid aside.
- While quinoa is cooking, melt butter. Whisk inward cornstarch, ready for thirty seconds.
- Add onion together with garlic, sauté for five minutes – stirring equally needed.
- Stir inward mustard together with cayenne pepper, together with ready for thirty seconds more. Slowly whisk inward milk.
- Simmer for 7-9 minutes, until thickened.
- Remove from oestrus together with stir inward cheddar cheese, stirring until completely melted.
- In a large bowl, toss cooked quinoa together with steamed broccoli together.
- Carefully pour sauce over quinoa/broccoli, stirring to coat.
- Transfer to prepared baking dish together with exceed amongst grated parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the exceed is slightly browned.
- Serve immediately.