Quinoa is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly
crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor. I have used a box of it that was mixed with brown rice and seasoned with garlic and rosemary. I made a crust on the bottom of my pan first with a mixture of panko and Italian breadcrumbs. Spray the bottom of the skillet and then add the breadcrumbs for baking. I bake the crust alone first in my cast iron skillet for 3- 5 minutes until golden brown. Follow instructions on Brown Rice and Quinoa box and then cook the chicken(ground) while waiting for Quinoa. I cooked my chicken on the stove top until brown and then drained the remaining juices. Stir in cooked rice and Quinoa into the ground chicken and add 2 tablespoons mayo, a dash of cayenne pepper and a splash of white wine. Mix well and pour over crust. Top with Swiss cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbly.