This recipe is one of my favorites to make during summertime barbecues. It really is almost like a mac and cheese. Plus, it’s super quick and easy.
I was a little late to the quinoa party because I was following a grain free pales diet as it became popular. I decide to try it after buying it cheap at Aldi as a way to mix up carb sources, and I really like the texture! It also has a decent amount of protein for a grain, which is helpful if you’re struggling to get your protein in.
Easy Cheesy Quinoa
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 bouillon cube
- 1 T lite butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan
- 1 tsp Herbs de Provence
First, cook your quinoa. I use 1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water. Toss the bouillon cube (or plain salt) in and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes until quinoa is soft and fluffy.
While the quinoa is cooking, very slowly sauté your garlic. I cooked mine on medium low for about 10 minutes until it was soft and aromatic.
Once the garlic and quinoa is cooked, remove everything from the heat. In a mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, garlic butter, cheese, and herbs. (I was actually short on fresh Parmesan so I used powdered as well and it was still delicious and cheesy!)
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