Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quinoa Casserole

Quinoa is one of my favorite foods! It is such a healthy grain. I recently submitted this recipe to a request put out for favorite quinoa recipes.  I love to  cook, bake, and eat it quinoa plain!
My 4 year old loves this recipe. It is a great way to get kids to eat spinach too.  I hope you enjoy it!

Quinoa Spinach Casserole
1 tsp butter
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
8 eggs or egg beaters
1 and 1/4 cups milk
1 TB chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped thyme
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup finely shredded parmesan

Preheat oven to 375
Grease an 8x8 pan with the melted butter. I usually just spray it with PAM.
Set the pan aside.
Put quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and rinse until cold running water runs clear, drain well.
In a large bowl whisk together eggs, all the milk, garlic, thyme, salt and quinoa.
Stir in spinach and then pour into the pan.
Cover tightly with foil and gently jiggle the dish from side to side so that the quinoa settles to the bottom in a fairly even layer.
Bake until just set, about 45 minutes.
Remove foil and sprinkle the cheese evenly on top.
Return to the oven and bake uncovered until golden brown and crisp, about 10-15 more minutes.
Let cool briefly, then slice into squares and serve.

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