It was quite easy and the results were delicious. I recommend washing the quinoa well and even soaking it in salt water for a few minutes to help remove the bitterness. Since ricotta tends to be a bit bland, don’t hesitate to spice this recipe up a bit with whatever suits your fancy. I just used salt and red pepper, but white pepper, extra garlic, or Indian spices would make a nice option, too.
The other new thing I tried this weekend was feta and ricotta in the rice balls recipe. I forgot that I was out of mozzarella when I was at the store, so I dumped in what cheese I had and all was well.
So here’s the day’s culinary count:
- Quinoa-Spinach Bake
- Rice Balls (with feta and ricotta)
- Steamed broccoli with lemon pepper
- Zucchini baked with cheddar and bread crumbs
- Granola bars. Again. They keep disappearing.
I’ll probably do some cookies or quick bread (carrot or banana) later in the week. Until then, happy eating!