Cheesy Quinoa..

Ok, so if you’ve read my quinoa post, you know its good for you, but I said it didn’t taste like much – so i’m sure you’re all inspired (not). Haha

Well this recipe will have you gobbling it up, and will sway even the harshest critic/husband/wife/child.. Because who doesn’t like cheese and garlic??

I found this recipe on my Pinterest travels one day and whilst it has plenty of other ingredients i’m just going to share the basics and let you decide what to have with it..

It can be hard introducing new food items into in a family, and saying ‘it’s good for you’ doesn’t always cut it.. so this way its tasty, whilst still healthy (come on, cheese isn’t that bad).

Cheesy Quinoa

  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil

This can be made all at the same time, or from leftover quinoa, but its a great way to add flavour in a few simple steps.

I cook my quinoa in the rice cooker – 1 cup to 2 cups of water, but this is easily done in a pot also, and takes around 15 minutes.

Once the quinoa is done, heat a frying pan with some olive oil, toss in some crushed garlic and spoon in the quinoa.. Allow it to soak up the garlicy flavours then grate some parmesan over the top and let it melt through.. And you’re done!

Its that easy.. now just choose what to pair it with – so far I have tried roast veggies like the original post, a chicken fillet and some broadbeans, and plan on trying it with fish next time.. A good handful of fresh herbs wouldn’t go astray either..

I always try and cook extra quinoa so I have some handy in the fridge (it can also be frozen) and I have been known to come home late after uni and eat it as is in all its cheesy goodness.. :)

It’s a great base to build on – what would you add?

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