These perfectly Cheesy Quinoa Bites are packed with protein. These savory bites are good and hearty. They are excellent for breakfast, for a light lunch and perfect for an appetizer.
A good gluten-free source of protein, iron, and fiber, quinoa is a quick and flavorful way to get in a serving of whole grains. About the size of pellets of couscous, quinoa cooks in about 20 minutes. The only special handling required with quinoa is to give it a good rinse before cooking; otherwise, the grains can be bitter.
How much cooked quinoa does 1 cup dry quinoa yield?
1 cup dry quinoa yields about 3 cups cooked quinoa.
How much liquid do I need to cook quinoa?
To cook 1 cup quinoa, you need about 2 cups liquid.
How long does it take to cook quinoa?
1 cup quinoa will cook in about 20 minutes.
Keep quinoa in a cool, dry place away from light.
- ½ cup quinoa
- 1 cup of water
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup red onion
- ¼ cup red pepper, diced
- ½ cup green pepper, diced
- ½ cup zucchini, diced
- ½ cup shredded jack cheese
- 3 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup green onions
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Rinse quinoa for about 2 minutes, using your hands to make sure all the saponins are removed.
- Fill a medium pot with water, add quinoa and salt to taste and bring to a boil. When the water boils, reduce heat to low and cover; simmer covered 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered an additional 5 minutes without lifting the lid; then fluff with a fork and set aside in a large mixing bowl to cool.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine.
- Apply non-stick spray to a mini-muffin tin, and then spoon mixture to fill to the top of each cup.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges of the cups are golden brown.
- Let cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from the mini muffin tin.
Adapted from Mandy Cooke, Ancient Harvest