Thursday, October 3, 2013

Quinoa "Mac and cheese"

Okay so this recipe kinda came out of a Mac and cheese craving, but also a desire to make it a bit more healthy than just opening a boxed version... And it came out great! This would be great for my gluten free friends, although it is by no means vegan!

1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups veggie broth (this is super easy and gives it soooo much more flavor)
One shallot, thinly sliced
Half cup chopped scallions
About a cup of assorted cheeses (I used a combo of soft goat cheese, Romano and sharp cheddar)
1/4 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste

 Combine quinoa and broth, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes. While this is simmering, sauté the shallot and scallions in olive oil. When they are tender, add the cheese, the goal is to melt the cheese smooth,so it doesn't have to be anything but cubed. Add the milk stirring often. Combine with the quinoa and serve!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my stars, this sounds amazing! I have some chive goat cheese and smoked gouda that just found a home :) Totally been craving mac and cheese too, and couldn't figure out a way to make it safe.