To yield one cup of cooked quinoa, cook 1/3 cup of dry quinoa in about 2/3 cup of water. I like to prepare a whole pot of quinoa (1 cup quinoa in 2 cups of water. It will yield 3 cups cooked). I love having cooked quinoa in the fridge. Use it as breakfast with vanilla almond milk and some fruit, warm it up and top it with an egg or add it to some sautéed veggies as a great side dish with dinner or for lunch! Quinoa is pretty awesome!
Always rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve before cooking. That removes the saponins, a powdery coating that can cause a bitter taste.
I cover the zucchini with aluminum foil while baking because if you don't, the quinoa will get a bit crunchy.
If you'd like, you can try topping this dish with a bit of a light marinara sauce!
To keep this vegan, eliminate the Parmesan and mozzarella. Use vegan substitutes if you'd like.