Quinoa Veggie Muffin Bites

1/2 Cup white quinoa
1/4 Cup red quinoa
1 1/2 Cups water
1 Cup broccoli, chopped
1/4 Cup shallots, diced
1/4 Cup carrot, grated
1 scallion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tablespoon grainy mustard
salt, pepper and sweet paprika to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a small pot, bring the mix of red and white quinoa and water to a boil.  Reduce heat, close with a lid, and simmer until quinoa is light and fluffy (about 15 minutes). Set aside to cool.  When the quinoa is cooled, place it in a bowl.  Add the remaining ingredients and fold until evenly combined.  Add salt, pepper and sweet paprika.  Scoop the mixture into a lightly greased min-muffin tin.  Pop in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are slightly browned and the bites hold together.  Serve with a dip like greek yogurt with garlic and dill.  

Heather Poast