I like to make this when I have some leftover quinoa in the frig. If not, then make a quick batch- it only takes 15 minutes to cook a batch of quinoa. I prefer red quinoa for this recipe, but any kind will do. This is a quick and filling frittata!
To make a batch of quinoa, bring 2 cups of water or low-sodium broth to a boil in a medium saucepan or deep skillet. Add 1 cup of rinsed quinoa (rinse in a fine mesh strainer for 30 seconds or so). Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Voila!
4 whole eggs
4 egg whites
½ cup skim or low-fat milk
1 T. grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used smoked cheddar, gouda or mozzarella)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
½ tsp hot sauce (like Tobasco)
1 cup cooked quinoa (nice with red quinoa)
1, 14-oz.bag frozen broccoli (or spinach), cooked and drained
I love frittatas because the are suitable to serve for any meal. Once I make one, I eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a nice side salad or whole-grain English muffin. Very versatile!
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