Recipe by Becky in Junction City, OR
Hearty Vegetarian Main Dish Great for a Church Potluck! You can use any kind of cheese to top this casserole. Our favorite is Jalepeno Jack Cheese.
Top Review by VegSocialWorker
This was a tasty way to eat quinoa. We really liked the fresh herbs and balsamic vinegar in it. I used a vegan jack cheese and served it with a side veggie for a delicious vegan meal. Thanks for posting
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 chopped tomatoes
- 1 1⁄2 cups vegetable broth
- 1⁄2 cup green onion
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
- 2 -3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chilies
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- In a 4 to 5 quart pan toast quinoa in 2 Tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes.
- Add tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil.
- Cover and reduce heat.
- Simmer, stirring occationally until Quinoa is tender about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in chopped green onions, chopped basil and chopped cilantro.
- Season with vinegar and salt.
- Cover and let stand.
- Drain chilis.
- Arrange half the chilies in a 2 quart casserole.
- Cover with the Quinoa mixture and level.
- Add remaining chilies and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
- Bake in a 375 oven for 20 minutes till cheese is melted.