Friday, July 6, 2012

Quinoa with Corn, Chives and Cheese

No matter how much I love it and no matter how many times I make it, my kids are sometimes still resistant to try my quinoa creations.

If I don't add enough flavour and ingredients, it seems bland and a bit unappealing to them. If I add too many ingredients, I run the risk of having something in there that one of them doesn't like. It is hard to strike a balance.

With this recipe, I was able to tell my kids exactly what was in it- their favourite 3 C's! When I divulged the ingredients to them, my daughter exclaimed, "It's safe to eat!"

So this recipe is totally safe for kids to eat and totally delicious for their grown-ups too! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Quinoa with Corn, Chives and Cheese
Serves 6-8
This makes a good-sized batch with a little leftover for the next day- yum! You can always add more cheese if you so desire. Great with grilled chicken, tofu or roasted veggies.

2 cups quinoa
3 cups water with 1/2 tsp salt (or broth or bouillon for more flavour)
1 1/2 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup minced chives
1/4 cup shredded medium or sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 lime, juiced
salt and pepper

1. In a medium saucepan, bring water or broth and quinoa to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Add butter, chives, cheese and lime juice. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to season.