Last week I found myself craving a simple dish that I remember from my childhood - Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole. A brief search through some of my favorite blogs and recipe collections led me to this gem - Quinoa Broccoli Casserole. I made a few of my own additions and alterations, detailed below, but overall the general construct the original recipe. I'd consider it to be a healthier adult version of the savory classic. After a busy weekend on call and feeling sleep deprived, this was the perfect plate of comfort. Even the leftovers have been equally as good as the first spoonful.
I halved the recipe, with the exception of using a generous portion of broccoli, a whole onion, and three cloves of garlic. For the cheese sauce, I found that I needed to add a half-cup of almond milk to the cheese and egg in order to create enough moisture. When I make the dish again - and I definitely will! - I'd add even more liquid to the sauce to keep the quinoa moist. A couple tablespoons of dijon mustard would have a punch of flavor as well.
That's all for tonight, as bedtime is calling. Good night!