This pastel de quinoa is very tasty and can be used as a side or served as a vegetarian meal. It is also great for tea time or breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee. If you want to leave out the chipotle you may. Here is what you are going to need for this:
3 cups raw quinoa – cooked
1 TBS chipotle powder (opt)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup melted vegetable shortening – hot
3 TBS sugar
3 eggs – lightly beaten
3 cups shredded fresh cheese
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the cooked quinoa in a large bowl. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Place it in a buttered 9×13 oven proof dish.
Bake the quinoa for about 40 minutes – or until a knife comes out clean when you pierce it. Allow it to cool down for a few minutes and serve.
You can eat this warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
CALORIES 501.30; FAT 33.49 grs (sat 12.13; mono 7.45; poly 8.89); PROTEIN 18.89 grs ; FIBER 3.55 grs; CARBS 30.44 grs; CHOLESTEROL 86.18 mg; IRON 2.31 mg; SODIUM 425.57 mg; CALCIUM 427.14 mg