Baked Quinoa with Spinach and Cheese Recipe

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Submitted by emer13

Makes 4 servings



From the NY Times: "This is an easy gratin, a comforting casserole that you can serve as a main dish or a side." Advance preparation: The cooked quinoa will keep for 3 or 4 days in the refrigerator. The recipe can be made through Step 3 several hours or even a day ahead. The gratin can be assembled several hours ahead.

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Quinoa with Spinach and Cheese

6 ounce baby spinach
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup quinoa (4 cups cooked)
2 large eggs
3 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
1 ounce Parmesan, grated

Recipe Directions for Baked Quinoa with Spinach and Cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Oil a 2-quart gratin or baking dish.

  2. Heat a medium frying pan or a wide saucepan over medium-high heat. Wash the spinach and without spinning dry, add to the pan and wilt in the liquid left on the leaves after washing. You may have to do this in 2 batches. As soon as the spinach wilts, remove from the heat and rinse with cold water. Squeeze dry and chop. Set aside.

  3. Wipe the pan dry and heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in it over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir with the onion until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the spinach and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.

  4. Beat the eggs in a large bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in the quinoa, the onion and spinach mixture, the Gruyère, and the sage. Add freshly ground pepper and stir the mixture together. Scrape into the gratin dish. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top and drizzle on the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Place in the oven and bake until nicely browned on top, about 25 minutes. Remove from the heat, allow to sit for about 5 minutes, and serve.

Categories

Main Dish, Bake, Saute, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 174.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
394
Calories from Fat
188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.9g
32%
Saturated Fat
7.3g
37%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
252mg
10%
Potassium
585mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
32.6g
11%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
19.9g
Vitamin A 87% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 38% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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