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.

5 comments:

Beloved's Bride said...

Yummo! I need to try this quinoa stuff! ;) I have a motto that cheese make everything good so I am sure nothing would disappoint me.

Sidney said...

It's incredibly healthy for you Carmen. I really think you'd like it. You can make nearly anything with it. Just make sure to add salt to the water when cooking just like you do rice or pasta.

Sheri Dickson Woodson said...

Go Quinoa!

Beloved's Bride said...

cough! Cough! Your blog needs updating. ;)

big jim and Donnie said...

This look great... But I'm not sure if it would fit my diet. I still want to try it.