Cheesy Quinoa with Roasted Broccoli

I love it when the husband cooks! Particularly a treat like this one. This is a kicked up mac &
cheese (and you know I have quite the fondness for quinoa). And also this blog I just discovered! Carey Nershi has quite the eye and I look forward to scouring every corner
of her blog for new recipes and more of her gorgeous photos.

Cheesy Quinoa with Roasted Broccoli
via reclaiming provincial

3/4 cup of quinoa
1 1/2 cups of water
half a large head of broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup of milk
1/2 to 3/4 of a beaten egg
3 oz. of sharp cheddar cheese, grated
a pinch of kosher salt

Preheat oven to 425°. Toss broccoli in olive oil, salt, and pepper, then spread out over a
baking sheet. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until the broccoli just begins to brown.
In the meantime, combine water and quinoa in a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to
a simmer, and let cook until all of the water has absorbed.
As soon as the quinoa has finished cooking, combine the butter, milk, egg, and salt in a
large saucepan. Add cheese and quinoa, then cook over low heat, stirring continuously,
for about 3 minutes. Mix in the broccoli and enjoy!

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