Monday, June 9, 2014

Easy Crustless Quinoa Quiche

Photo Credit: Health is Wealth Photos.

Consider a homemade vegetable stock to cook the quinoa in, it will add immeasurably to the flavour.  Simply add a coarsely chopped yellow onion, carrots, garlic and celery to 2 cups of water, some salt and pepper and a bay leaf to season it and boil until the flavour of the vegetables have infused the water.  Strain the vegetables out and you're ready to cook the quinoa.
 
Using a flavourful stock eliminates the slight bitterness that quinoa would otherwise have.  


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 large carrots
  • 4 celery sticks
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 medium eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated marbled Cheddar cheese

Photo Credit: Health is Wealth Photos.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Dice the carrots, onion, celery and garlic into small pieces and reserve.
  • Place quinoa in a mesh strainer and rinse well.  Cook with the vegetable stock in a saucepan, bring to a boil then cover and simmer until the water has been absorbed and there is a ring of quinoa around the edge of the pan (about 10-15 minutes).
  • Stir the quinoa and let stand, covered for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the quinoa to a large bowl.
  • Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and add to the quinoa.
  • Stir the quinoa and add the carrots, onion, celery and garlic.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the quinoa mixture into a small baking pan or high-walled oven safe pan.
  • Top the quinoa mixture with grated marbled Cheddar cheese.
  • Put baking pan in oven and bake for 15 minutes or so until the quinoa mixture is thoroughly cooked through and the cheese is golden-brown.

 Bon app├ętit!

Photo Credit: Health is Wealth Photos.






1 comment:

  1. This looks amazing! Would love the nutritional information!

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