PARMESAN GARLIC QUINOA (you'll never eat mac & cheese again!)

Find more recipes at: beautyandbeard.blogspot.com August 23, 2013

PARMESAN GARLIC QUINOA (you'll never eat mac & cheese again!)

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    c. quinoa, rinsed

  • 2

    c water

  • 1

    medium white onion cut in 1.5" STRIPS

  • 1

    tbls olive oil

  • 2

    cloves minced garlic

  • 2

    tsp. dried basil

  • ½

    tsp. black pepper

  • ½

    tsp. salt

  • ½

    tsp. red pepper flakes

  • ½

    cup grates parm cheese - also used for garnish

Directions

Directions Step 1: RINSE YOUR QUINOA. Don't be lazy. It takes two seconds! Rinse in cold water. Your stomach will thank me later. I won't get graphic but that's all I'll say. Step 2: Heat up your olive oil in a large sauce pan and saute your onions for 4-5 minutes. Throw in your garlic for a minute, stirring so it doesn't burn. Step 3: Add in your water and quinoa and cover the pot, bringing the water to a boil. Step 4: Bring down to low and allow to simmer. Quinoa should take about 15 minutes to cook or so- but you'll know when there is a ring around the outside and the center is clear- plus about all of your water should be absorbed! Step 5: Mix in your salt, basil, black & red pepper, and 1/3 cup of your cheese. If you want it a little more creamy, go ahead and add more! Step 6: Dish it up while hot and sprinkle with pepper and cheese for garnish! Step 1: RINSE YOUR QUINOA. Don't be lazy. It takes two seconds! Rinse in cold water. Your stomach will thank me later. I won't get graphic but that's all I'll say. Step 2: Heat up your olive oil in a large sauce pan and saute your onions for 4-5 minutes. Throw in your garlic for a minute, stirring so it doesn't burn. Step 3: Add in your water and quinoa and cover the pot, bringing the water to a boil. Step 4: Bring down to low and allow to simmer. Quinoa should take about 15 minutes to cook or so- but you'll know when there is a ring around the outside and the center is clear- plus about all of your water should be absorbed! Step 5: Mix in your salt, basil, black & red pepper, and 1/3 cup of your cheese. If you want it a little more creamy, go ahead and add more! Step 6: Dish it up while hot and sprinkle with pepper and cheese for garnish!


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