Couldn't you make this recipe with Rice and would it be delicious? Yes - I'm sure you could. But there is something about quinoa, maybe it's the "nuttiness" (or maybe that's just me), maybe it's the unique texture it brings to a dish, maybe it's just because I get bored in the kitchen - I don't know....but I do know that this stuff is fantastic! We had it for dinner a few nights ago, I then had it for lunch yesterday, and I'm planning on finishing it up for lunch today unless Wolverine snags it first. :)
If you haven't given quinoa a try, this might be a good introductory dish...you get all the familiar comforts of broccoli and rice casserole but with a little twist.
Broccoli & Cheese Quinoa CasseroleWhat's In It:
1 1/2 c stock
3/4 c quinoa
1 can cream of broccoli soup or 1 recipe of Homemade Cream of Broccoli Soup
2 T milk
1/3 c sour cream
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
2 c cooked broccoli, chopped
1 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c parmesan cheese
What To Do With It:
Bring stock and quinoa to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until all moisture is absorbed into the quinoa.
Combine broccoli soup, milk, sour cream, and seasonings in a bowl. Add broccoli, cheese, and quinoa.
Pour into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees F for approximately 40 minutes or until top is starting to brown.