Monday, January 23, 2012

Quinoa Casserole - Recipe!

Seriously...this is so yummy I have made it every second day for the last few weeks!  It's very easy to make and keeps well in the fridge.

Quinoa has so many great health benefits and is so easy to prepare and cook with...there's no reason it shouldn't be in everyone's diet!  Packed full of protein and magnesium (something women tend to suffer a lack of) it is a tiny little powerhouse of goodness!

It is like a grain but it's actually a seed.  It can replace rice, couscous or anything else you would like to improve.  I have also seen quinoa flakes and flour and found a number of recipes for brownies and other goodies!  Quinoa is gluten free and easy on the tummy so it is perfect for anyone with digestive issues!

Quinoa cooking...use a 2:1 ratio of water to quinoa and bring to a boil.  Then turn down to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.  Let it sit for 5 minutes then fluff up with a fork.  Yes, that's a spurtle.  From Scotland.

One 10 oz container of condensed 'Cream of' soup.  I found organic mushroom in the health food section of my grocery store.
1/3 cup mayo
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/4 cups shredded cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1tbsp nutmeg
2 cups raw broccoli
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a casserole dish.

In a large bowl combine the soup, mayonnaise, milk, shredded cheese, pepper, and nutmeg until well mixed. Stir in the quinoa and broccoli.

Spoon mixture into prepared casserole.  Sprinkle on a couple tablespoons of Parmesan and bake for 35-40 minute - should be bubbly with golden edges.

For those who asked about my new bakeware...I love it!  It is actually non-stick even tho it's not teflon.  I have baked this casserole in this pan loads of times and it comes out of the dishwasher looking perfect!

Have a fabulous day!


Wendy said...

That looks like a delicious meatless option with lots of texture and flavor. We may be trying it soon too.

Bonnie said...

Mmmm ... casserole. I could go for one of these right now.
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Beth Dunn said...

I love Quinoa! I've not made a casserole out of it but it is delish

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

I like quinoa but had never thought of using it in a casserole. Very interesting. This sounds yummy, so I will have to try it real soon.

Adrienne said...

Looks tasty!
I really like your dish. Those colors would look great in my kitchen as I have green granite counter tops.

High Heeled Life said...

Sounds delish!! and it looks great in the bake-ware ... oven to table. Happy Monday...xo HHL

Teena in Toronto said...

We tried quinoa in the fall. Gord likes it ... I wasn't too crazy about it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it never occurred to me to use it in a casserole, what a great idea! Thank you for posting the recipe, it really looks very good *and* very easy.

Sending you a smile,

Associate Girl said...

I just made a sweet quinoa pudding. So good.

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

Now I have two recipes for quinoa! Lol! I think we'll have it tonight. Thanks!