This is one of my favorite non-meat meals. We only discovered the wonder of quinoa in the past year or so. Its a South American grain that is high in protein. Generally, when cooking, I treat it like rice. Follow the basic rice formula of 2:1 (2c water :1c quinoa or rice). I dont usually rinse mine because I like the starchiness. Best cheat is to just use a rice cooker.
1 c quinoa
2 c water
4 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 c of cooked greens (in this case I used leftover chard)
1 medium red pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
2 large eggs
1/2 c shredded cheddar
*1/2 c bread crumbs, adjust for moisture (Im Celiac so I use ground corn Chex)
Bring 2 cups of water to boil. Add quinoa. Cook 20 minutes, until water is cooked out. (As I said, I just throw it all in my rice cooker)
While quinoa is cooking, cook down the chard by ripping it into pieces and cooking with a small amount of water. Once chard is cooked, use a wand blender or food processor to break it down.
Cut up garlic, onion, and peppers while quinoa cools
In a separate bowl beat eggs.
Mix together all ingredients
*adjust the amount of breadcrumbs, it should be just moist enough to hold a patty shape
Form into even patties (I use an ice cream scoop) and place on baking sheet or plate
Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to set up
Heat a large skillet with just enough oil to coat the bottom.
Fry the patties for 4 minutes per side.
(If they arent cooked enough they may fall apart... but they will still be yummy!)
I like to eat mine with a little horseradish-Dijon.
Makes about 12 patties.