Among my many guilty pleasures is insta-grits. Once in a while, though, I like to swap out the grits for quinoa. Quinoa is a powerhouse; since it’s packed with protein, dietary fiber, iron, calcium – I could go on, but won’t – you’ll feel a lot better about starting your day with this than that slice of cold pizza.
I like some cheddar and an egg on my grits, so that is what I’m putting on these quinoa “grits.” If you like buttery grits, use butter. If you like shrimp in your grits, cook up some shrimp. The possibilities are endless.
What’s better than a late breakfast on a lazy day? Nothing. Nothing is better than that.
Breakfast of superfood. Go get ’em, Tiger.
Cheesy Quinoa “Grits”
Prep Time: <5 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Total Time: <20 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
3/4 cup dry quinoa
1 oz. cheddar cheese
Small bunch parsley, chopped
1/2 – 1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Prepare quinoa according to stove top package directions. When quinoa is minutes from being done, heat olive oil in pan and fry egg sunny side up until white is set but yolk remains runny. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
2. Stir parsley into hot quinoa, allowing it to wilt slightly, then plate. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Place egg on top. Serve.