Baked Quinoa “Mac” and Cheese


1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped red or white onion
1/2 cup finely chopped tomato (1 medium)
1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
3 cups water
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
Additional shredded Cheddar cheese
Sour cream, if desired
Chopped green onions, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and tomato; cover and cook 5 minutes or until onion is translucent and tender.
Stir in quinoa and garlic. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until grains begin to become translucent and brown slightly (they will still be undercooked).

Stir in salt, pepper and paprika. Add water; cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.

In medium bowl, beat eggs and milk with whisk until well blended. Stir into quinoa mixture. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese; stir to combine. Pour mixture into baking dish.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until edges begin to brown. To serve, spoon into individual serving bowls; top with additional cheese, sour cream and green onions.

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