And here is a life tip, cook once, eat twice. Last night we had rice. I now have a quart bag of rice frozen in the freezer for a future night of stir fry. Same with the quinoa. I cooked enough to freeze.
About a month ago, Teen made quinoa lasagna for our meatless meal. It wasn't my favorite but it was exciting to try something so different. And quinoa is SO GOOD for you! Gluten free and is a complete protein.
Check it out - this might be a great dinner one night!
|1 can peeled tomatoes or|
4 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 lb hamburger or veggie burger
2-8 oz cans tomato sauce
3 cups quinoa, cooked
1/4 lb mozzarella cheese, crumbled
1/4 lb parmesan cheese, grated
|1/4 cup olive oil|
1 tsp salt
2 tsp oregano
1 cup onion, minced
1/2 lb ricotta cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until browned. Add hamburger, cook until browned. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt and oregano. Simmer. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put layer of this sauce in bottom of 13x9x2-1/2" baking dish, following with layer of quinoa and layer of cheese. Repeat two more layers ending with sauce an extra Parmesan cheese on top. Bake about 35 minutes. Serves 6-8.