Cheesy Broccoli Too Quinoa Casserole

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Cheesy Broccoli Too Quinoa Casserole

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.

Ingredients :

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

Instructions :

  • 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.

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