Cheesy Quinoa Casserole
8 servings, 250 Calories Per Serving
- 2 tsp. Olive Oil
- 1 c. Green Onion, Diced
- 1 Green Pepper, Diced
- 1 1/2 c. Quinoa, Rinsed and Drained
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 c. 2% Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 1/2 c. Shredded Cheddar
- Pepper, to taste
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, to taste
Heat oil over med/med-high heat in medium-large skillet. Add green peppers and green onions and cook 4-5 minutes till tender. Add garlic and quinoa, and cook 3-4 minutes until quinoa starts to become translucent (quinoa is NOT done yet, so don't worry about it looking a little like uncooked rice). Add 3 c. water, and season with salt and pepper. Cover, turn down heat to med/med-low for 10-15 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.
In a separate large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and crushed red pepper. Fold in quinoa mixture and cheese. Transfer to greased 9"x13" pan.
Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes, until the edges start to brown.
It was easily 8 servings, although the recipe said 6-8...I think you'd probably burst if you only made it into 6 servings. I'll be having mine with a crescent roll for a total of 350 calories per serving.