Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunday Supper - Quinoa Patties


My Sunday Supper last evening was quinoa patties, and because Tom doesn’t care for quinoa, he had a homemade bean dip on toast which I'll post the recipe for another time. 


Quinoa Patties

Put 1/2 cup quinoa in a strainer with tiny holes, and rinse with cold water for five minutes. I have written about this process here.

Cook quinoa over a low boil for 15 or so minutes until those cute little rings form. 
Strain it in same strainer.

Sauté a small onion in a tablespoon of olive oil.

Mix together:
1 slightly beaten egg
the onion
about a tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I put a slice of bread, with the crusts cut off, in the food processor)
maybe 1/4 cup flour 

Stir in the cooked quinoa.

Grease with cooking spray a fry pan, electric fry pan (my choice), or a griddle.
Spoon the mixture into the pan and press down lightly with a spatula.
Cook about three minutes and flip them gently. 
Cook on other side a little less time.

I topped mine with some homemade tomato sauce. Excellent meal. Easy and quick, most delicious, and very nutritious! 

10 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to try quinoa. Maybe this is the recipe to do it.

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    1. People either love it or hate it. I'm def in the love category.

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  2. I just tried quinoa for the first time last month and liked it. I will try this recipe --thanks

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    1. I think you'll like it. There are a couple others in my recipes tab - one main meals, the other muffins.

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  3. I had come across the word "quinoa" before but wasn't quite sure anymore what it was, so I looked it up. The patties are just the type of meal I really, really like!

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    1. It's become quite a favorite over here. I think we're very faddish in the US. quinoa one year, bacon another. Weird to me.

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  4. This looks great. Will try soon as I arise from my sickbed.

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    1. Sorry you are sick. Quinoa can make you healthy! :<))

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  5. Thank you
    I always received new ideas from your sharing :)
    Never thought of this
    I keep a bowl of quinoa handy to add to meals
    This morning had some with my scrambled egg.

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    1. What a very good idea. I might start doing that myself. Thanks!

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