Recipe: Quinoa Patties


Being a pescatarian it is often hard to find complete sources of protein, therefore quinoa is a definite staple in my kitchen. (A complete source of protein must contain all 9 essential amino acids).  I absolutely love quinoa! It cooks as quickly as rice and can be made in a rice cooker. It is light, fluffy and has a slightly nutty flavor that can replace any grain in your meal, plus it's gluten free. Quinoa comes in various colors such as yellow, red, orange, purple and black. If quinoa is a staple or a new addition to your diet try this delicious quinoa patty recipe: 

Ingredients: 
Yields 8-10 patties
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 3/4 c. dry)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp chopped green onion
  • 3 Tbsp chopped mint
  • 3 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 c. grated strong cheese
  • 1/2 c. gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
Instructions: 
1. Rinse the quinoa in cold water and gently rub the seeds with your hands
2. To cook the quinoa, add one part quinoa to two parts water in a saucepan or rice cooker
3. After the mixture is brought to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer and cover
4. Mix everything but the quinoa in a large bowl 
5. Fold in the cooked quinoa until it is completely mixed in
6. Heat a large frying pan to medium-high and add a drizzle of coconut oil to coat
7. Using a spoon and your hands, form 2-inch patties with the quinoa mix and add them to the hot frying pan
8. Cook each side for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.  
9. Once cooked let them sit for 1-2 minutes to ensure they do not fall apart. 

Enjoy!

best in health,
kate


Resources
http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=142
Recipe adapted from http://www.two-tarts.com/2012/03/spring-herb-quinoa-patties.html
All pictures from http://www.two-tarts.com/2012/03/spring-herb-quinoa-patties.html

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