How to Make Fast Quinoa Macaconi and Cheese
Macaroni and Cheese is, and has always been, one of my favorite dishes. Quinoa macaroni and cheese is a healthy take on this dish.
Quinoa is fast becoming one of my favorite staples – it gives me my carbs and a bit of protein — and it’s GOOD for you! When compared to pasta, nutritionally, quinoa will win every time. Since I’m a self-professed carb addict, quinoa offers a great substitution with an awesome nutty flavor.
I also like meals that are super fast and easy. If you make a big batch of quinoa in advance, this meal is extra fast (like less than 5 minutes), but even if you cook from start to stop, it’s only about 30 minutes (or less).
I tend to make quinoa in big(ger) batches in my rice cooker and then enjoy it in salads, mac & cheese, with salsas, and more.
This dish is fabulous because it combines the nutty flavors of quinoa, the savory taste of cheese, and the salty flavor of Bragg’s into a dish that is reminiscent of macaroni and cheese.
|Easy Quinoa Macaroni and Cheese||
- 1 cup prepared quinoa
- 1-2 tsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- 2 tbsp grated cheddar
- Combine ingredients!!! It’s that easy.
I prepare my quinoa in my rice cooker – 1.5 cups quinoa with 3 cups water or 3 cups chicken broth and keep it in my fridge. If making a fresh batch of quinoa, then add about 25 minutes to the preparation time.
If your quinoa is cold, mix the quinoa and cheese and microwave for 45 seconds. If your quinoa is hot, the cheese will automatically melt.
Delicious, Nutritious, and most importantly, Fast & Easy. 🙂
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