2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large eggs
1 c milk
1 1/2 c grated Cheddar cheese (more for MAc-type, less for simple casserole)
Toppings (optional)- salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, scallions
1. Lightly saute any veggies you would like in this dish. (unless throwing in corn or peas, etc.)
2.Cook quinoa to packaged instructions until fully cooked (in chicken broth if desired, but not essential).
3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat 13x9 inch dish( or 8 individual ramekins) with cooking spray.Whisk together eggs and milk in large bowl. Fold in quinoa mixture and cheese. Stir very well and let some of the cheese melt. Transfer to prepared baking dish and if using Panko Crumbs or Bread crumbs add now and bake 30-35 mins, until bread crumbs are browned.
I normally like to do it in my cast iron skillet.
The two most basic variations I like...
Southwestern: 1 c cheese only. Black beans, corn, cumin or chili powder and topped with salsa or sour cream
Mac N' Cheese: full amt of cheese plus more for top if desired with peas (or other veggie). Topped with taco sauce.
*original recipe from http://aroundthetableri.blogspot.com/2012/02/cheesy-quinoa-mac-cheese.html as Mac and Cheese