I was so inspired by the blog on pizza bites that I thought “why not make a whole pizza pie”???
Here is the recipe for what turned out to be a quick and delicious meal.
Ingredients (I used what was in my fridge – feel free to use whatever you fancy for toppings)
1 cup quinoa (will yield extra but extra quinoa is a good thing)
5-6 egg whites (I buy egg whites in a carton so I think it was about 6 egg whites) You want enough to seep throughout the quinoa but not make it too wet.
6-8 large mushrooms sliced
8 asparagus stalks cut into 1 inch pieces (use whatever veg you want to just as when you make a pizza)
1-2 minced garlic cloves
1/3 cup of old cheddar cheese shredded
Sprinkling of parmesan cheese (again use whatever cheese you have on hand or that you feel like having)
Make quinoa as per instructions on package and when done spread into a non stick frypan (or use an oil to prevent sticking). Add the egg whites and mix up. Press the quinoa into a flat layer. The layer of quinoa should be about 1/2 – 3/4 of an inch high in the pan. I used a 9 inch fry pan. I didn’t want to use tomato sauce as it would make it a bit too wet for my taste but by all means add sauce if you like. I then added a layer of old cheddar (wanted something with a bite to it as the quinoa is quite a mild taste). Sautéed mushrooms and cut up asparagus along with some garlic till browned.
Add the veg to the top layer of cheddar cheese and then sprinkle the parmesan on top.
Heat the pie over a low flame till the bottom becomes fairly solid then pop into a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes till the cheese melts and the edges of the pie begin to brown (will depend on the oven for timing so keep an eye on it).
Take the pie out of the oven and loosen the edges with a spatula – then slide the whole pie onto a plate and slice in wedges and serve.