Cheesy Quinoa & Semolina Bake

Some dishes are just made for feeling nice and warm and fluffy inside – and this one definitely fits the bill!

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RECIPE

Type: Vegetarian

Approx. Preparation time: 10 mins

Approx. Cooking & Assembly time: 20 mins

Serves: 2 as a main or 4 as a side

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons semolina
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 and a half cups full fat milk
  • 1 handful sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes
  • 1 handful of breadcrumbs
  • 100g gouda
  • 3 black pepper corns
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Preparation steps

  1. Rinse the quinoa
  2. Wash the cherry tomatoes and set aside
  3. Chop the Gouda into small cubes

 

Cooking steps

  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Boil a pan of water, add salt and quinoa and cook for 20 mins or until quinoa is cooked.
  3. Whilst the quinoa is cooking , add the semolina, milk and spices to another pan, and place on high heat. Stir with a whisk till the mixture thickens (mind the cinnamon stick!). Take off the heat when the mixture is the consistency of soft mash potato. Cover with a lid and set aside.
  4. When the quinoa is cooked, sieve through.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mix the quinoa, semolina mix and Gouda. Once well combined, pop the whole mix into an oven dish.
  6. Place the whole cherry tomatoes on the top to decorate – these will bring some juicy flavour to the dish when they’re cooked!
  7. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  8. Pop in the over for 10-15 mins or till the top has browned slightly and tomatoes are cooked and soft
  9. Serve hot!

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