Cheesy Red Quinoa Bites

Posted: June 25, 2012 in Cooking with kids, Quiches
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With a child at kindergarten, I am often looking for healthy nutritious lunch time snacks. Quinoa, pronounced Keenwah is often touted as a superfood. It is a protein filled seed that looks like a grain which is gluten free. It has a nutty flavour, but easily takes on the flavour of what you are cooking. You can find it in the health food aisle of your shopping centre and substitute it for rice or cous cous, or as a cereal. I buy mine from the local food coop. You will need the seed, not the flake.

One part dry quinoa equals four parts when cooked. It is best to rinse the seed prior to boiling it. If you require 2 cups of quinoa, as this recipe does, then you will need 1/2 cup of dry quinoa to 1 cup of water. Boil the water, add the quinoa and turn down to simmer whilst covering the saucepan for 15 minutes, until all the water has evaporated.

These are great and adaptable, just like a quiche. Throw in whatever ingredients you have on hand and mix up the herbs. Let me know what works best šŸ™‚ I omitted the salt as I think we have enough salt in our diet.

P.S. I think you should double the recipe!

Cheesy Red Quinoa Bites

Recipe By: Adapted from http://www.soveryblessed.com/2012/01/cheesy-quinoa-bites.html
Serving Size: 28
Cuisine:
Main Ingredient: quinoa
Categories: Kid Friendly, Rice/Risotto, Appetizers

-= Ingredients =-
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 large eggs
1/2 cup shredded carrot
2 stalks green onion ; diced
2 cloves garlic ; minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbs plain flour
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

-= Instructions =-
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Mix together quinoa, carrot, egg, green onion, garlic, coriander, corn, cheese, flour, salt and pepper.
3. Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each).
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

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