Friday, May 10, 2013

Quinoa Bites

Quinoa is the new...rice?  Pasta?  Awesome?  Yes.  The new awesome.  If you haven't tried it, you're missing out.  I based this recipe on this post from Iowa Girl Eats.

First up, cook your quinoa.  It's super fast...about fifteen minutes.  While that's cooking and cooling a little bit, start mixing up the rest of your ingredients in a large bowl.  You'll want to use the basic base of the quinoa, shredded zucchini, eggs and cheese, but after that, you can throw whatever vegetables or meats you want in there!  It's super versatile.

I used broccoli,


 ...and green onion.

 Just mix everything together

 Then add your cooked quinoa

 Spray a mini muffin pan with olive oil spray,

 then cook for about twenty minutes.

These crazy things are addictive!

Quinoa Bites

  • 2 Cups cooked Quinoa (about 3/4 cup uncooked)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup shredded Zucchini
  • 1 Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup chopped Broccoli
  • 1/2 Cup chopped Mushrooms
  • 2 Green Onions, sliced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook quinoa according to package directions, then let cool slightly.  Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl, then add cooked quinoa.  Mix well.  Liberally spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray (I use olive oil) and spoon the mixture into the cups, filling them to the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from the pan.  Eat!

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