¼ cup shredded Italian-blend cheese (pizza-blend or mozzarella would be good too)
Optional - For cheesy garlic bread: ½ cup shredded Italian-blend cheese and pizza sauce for dipping
Optional - For pizza: ⅓ cup pizza sauce, ½ cup shredded Italian-blend cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings
Place the uncooked quinoa into a fine mesh strainer and run under cool water for about a minute until water runs clear. Shake off as much excess liquid as possible. Add the rinsed quinoa and 2 tsp. olive oil to a medium sauce pot. Turn the heat to medium high and stir occasionally for 6-7 minutes. The excess moisture will evaporate and the quinoa will begin to toast.
Carefully add the water to the toasted quinoa and cover...