Looking for an easy to make weeknight meal? Try quinoa polenta! Nope, I’m not talking about going out and buying Quinoa Polenta – although that is a great idea too – I’m talking about making your own. It’s fast, inexpensive and delicious!
After trying Ancient Harvest Quinoa Polenta a while back, I’ve been meaning to try making quinoa polenta myself. In fact, I’ve had a bag of organic polenta in my pantry for a while now. Since I’m getting ready for a busy homeschooling week – and what I consider to be my first year of “real” school for the boys (Kindergarten and First Grade….where does the time go?) – I’ve been trying to keep my meals simple. It was the perfect opportunity to finally make quinoa polenta, which is a great quinoa side dish, but for us it worked well as the main course.
I don’t know why given how many quinoa recipes I create and make on a regular basis, but I was actually really surprised at how well the quinoa worked with the polenta. It was as if it disappeared and I was eating just polenta – with the added bonus of an extra boost of protein!
My husband enjoyed his with blue cheese crumbles on top, which he said made it out of this world. I think goat cheese would be very nice as well.
If you don’t have saffron threads on hand, feel free to leave this out. It added a nice flavoring, but many other spices (like tumeric) would work as well.