Cheesy Quinoa and Vegetables - Make it at home, freeze and pop in the microwave on the road


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I love to take cook this up before we hit the road. It's super easy, freezes well and you can nuke it for an easy travel day dinner. Grab a rotisserie chicken during a pit stop and shred it on top!

3 TBL Butter
1 cup grated carrots (buy them already grated for extra easy!)
1 cup chopped broccoli florets
1 cup peas or corn
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups quinoa
4 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar
1/4 cup whole milk
Salt and Pepper
In a medium pot, melt 1 TBL of the butter. Add carrots, broccoli, peas or corn, and garlic. Saute for 2 or 3 minutes. Add quinoa and chicken stock. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to medium low and cook 10 - 15 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the remaining 2 TBLs butter, cheddar cheese and mild. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Voila, you are done! Let it cool and freeze in ziploc bags.

Hope you enjoy!
Karen, I've never been a big fan of quinoa. But this sounds pretty good! I think i will try it! Thanks for posting! Interesting use of chicken stock!
You'll like it! I am always looking for recipes I can prep at home, freeze and make life "out there" easier!