Rinse the quinoa. Bring the water and stock cube to boil in a medium size pot and add the quinoa; cook for about 15 minutes or until fluffy. There should be about 1/2 cup water left in the pot.
While this is cooking, heat some oil in a frypan on a medium heat and add the garlic. Cook for a minute or two then stir in the spinach/silverbeet. Cook till reduced and mostly wilted-about 5 minutes.
Mix the quinoa and greens/garlic mix together. Press it all into a baking dish and sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake in a pre-heated oven - at 180 degrees C - for about 30 minutes until the cheese is melted and the flavours have combined.
You could endlessly vary this dish using whatever you have on hand and using different cheese too, or make it vegan and have no cheese. You don't even really have to bake it - its pretty well good to go after you've mixed everything together.
I thought this recipe would be boring. I only made it for a healthy choice and different that my normal steamed vege. When the smell of the garlic was mixed with the warm quinoa (I boiled it in homemade chicken masterstock) it was amazing! My mouth actually watered over a simple grain! I mixed with brocollini, capsicum and Gruyere. Everyone came back for seconds and thirds. Such an easy recipe and I will be making it again - 06 Aug 2010