Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Leftover Quinoa: Make Patties

Years ago, 101 Cookbooks introduced me to quinoa, and I haven't looked back.

It's delicious and nutritious, and gluten free for all of you GF people out there.

Here is a great way to use up leftover quinoa from last night.

I had at least a cup leftover of cooked quinoa, so I figured I would try a different variation of Heidi's quinoa patties.

I added some veggies, herbs and cheese.
Be your own man, and add whatever vegetable you have leftover (just chop it fine), any cheese you like, and any herb.

Instead of breadcrumbs, I used some flour (which is not gluten free) to bind, and these made a delicious lunch.

Here's how:

1+ cup of cooked quinoa (or cook some up!)
2-3 eggs (depending on size of egg)
salt & pepper
1 carrot, grated
1 small onion, chopped
a handful of fresh herbs of your choice (I used cilantro)
big handful of chopped chives or scallions
1/3 cup of grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of flour (or dried breadcrumbs)

In a large bowl, combine the ingredients. Make sure you season them w/ enough salt.

In a non-stick skillet, heat some olive oil and drop in tablespoon size fritters.

Fry for about a minute on each side.
Drain on paper towels and serve.

A yogurt sauce made w/ Greek plain yogurt mixed w/ lemon juice, garlic and chives makes the best dipping sauce for these.

Be healthy and enjoy!


Emily said...

I have leftover quinoa in my fridge from Sunday! I am making these tonight!

Melodie Monberg said...

Finally a quinoa recipe that looks like something my kids will eat. I'm making this tonight! Thanks!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

It looks like a good idea for quinoa, except I wouldn't use canola oil, rather choose an oil that's healthier.

Stacey Snacks said...

Not sure why I wrote canola, since I don't even OWN canola oil! I meant to write olive oil (though, I know some people like the neutral taste of canola).......I also snuck in some butter, but don't tell anyone!
Thanks, I made the correction.


Natalia said...

What a great idea for leftover quinoa, which I always have in my house after making it for my family. I always over-estimate how much each will eat in a side dish. Do you think I can use red quinoa to make this? Mmm.. can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

This sounds wonderful. I'm definitely going to make this.


Anonymous said...

Just made these. AWESOME. New favorite food to add to rotation. I used chopped Swiss Chard and Parsley for the greens. Everything else the same plus gluten free flour. Just wonderful, nice texture, fab flavor and FAST to make with stuff on hand. Would be yum with chopped red bell pepper too. Thanks! Linda