Quinoa Quiche (adapted from Queen of Quinoa)

2 packages quinoa/brown rice Near East brand (I used Rosemary with Garlic Oil)
12 eggs
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. milk
8 baby carrots, minced
1 shallot, minced
1/2 bag baby spinach
1/2 c. grated parmesian

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 13-9 baking dish with olive oil.

Mix together eggs, buttermilk, milk, seasoning packets, brown rice quinoa (that you have rinsed well), and stir with whisk. Stir in spinach


and pour into prepared dish.

Cover with foil and cook covered 1 hour 20 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle with parmesian.


Bake until set. (Toothpick comes out clean) About 15 more minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and broil until golden.


I am experimenting with new grains. Yesterday millet, today quinoa. For breakfast no less. I would say this would make an excellent side dish for a brunch or dinner. My oldest complained that it was ‘to health tasting’ for breakfast, but it was delicious and the others deemed it blogworthy. I served with sliced apples, grapes, and a little sour cream topped with hot sauce. I think it would be yummy with salsa too.

Variations: Different veggies (broccoli would be good); different cheeses; different seasonings; different sauces.

This would definitely be a nice pot luck dish to bring!