Friday, March 30, 2012

Quinoa Happy Dance!!

When I was growing up my mom used to make baked macaroni and cheese. There was no cheese sauce. It was macaroni layered with cheddar cheese and then baked. This was my dad's favorite meal. Today I decided to make a quinoa version.

I simply cooked 1 cup of rinsed quinoa with about 1 3/4 cup chicken broth.
Then I layered the quinoa with shredded cheese.
On top I put a layer of cheddar cheese slices.
I then baked it for about 20 minutes to melt the cheese throughout the quinoa.
It was delicious!!
And it fit in with Laurence's allergies.
When I make it again I will stir the shredded cheese into the quinoa instead of layering it.
Quinoa is so dense that there is no place for the cheese to melt to like there is when you use macaroni.