Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa and Giveaway

My daughter and I are Quinoa (keen-wa) fanatics. It is the perfect grain. Gluten-Free, packed with protein and so tasty! I use it as a substitute for barley alot. I make Quinoa patties, all the time and also use it in casseroles as a substitute for rice. We eat a lot of rice and it is nice to have other things to eat. it holds its form and texture so much better than rice does. This dish is one of our favorite. It tastes like a macaroni and cheese dish, only much healthier. If you love a good broccoli cheddar soup, you are going to love this dish. Same flavors, but with some texture.

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

adapted from Closet Cooking

1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
2 cups broccoli, chopped
1 cup cheddar, shredded
salt and pepper to taste

Add quinoa, broth and broccoli to a large pot. 

Cover and bring the quinoa, broth and broccoli to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat and simmer covered until the broth has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender,about 15-20 minutes.
Mix in the cheese, let it melt and season with salt and pepper.
Serve!

Today I have a very special giveaway for those of you that are wine lovers.
I have partnered with Luigi Bormioli to host a giveaway for a set of 4 wine glasses of your choice. 
The company was founded in 1946 by Mr. Luigi Bormioli, who led it to international prominence. The Bormioli family continues his mission: a commitment to great design, traditional Italian craftsmanship and new-age glassmaking technology to create beautiful glassware of the highest quality. Luigi Bormioli rivals fine crystal in appearance and elegance. These are my favorite wine glasses! 

This Giveaway is open to readers 18 years or older with U.S. or Canada shipping addresses only. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Winners are generated via the random number generator software program. Winners must respond within 5 days or the prize will be forfeited.


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