Quinoa Patties

One of my most favourite ways to use leftover quinoa and sneak in some veggies!

I am so fortunate and thankful that my kids actually like quinoa, or as they like to call it “bubble rice.” It’s one of my favourite grains, I love it as a substitute for rice, I like to eat it with salad, seafood, you name it.

However, as often as I do make it, I realized I was having it leftover. I also noticed I really was struggling to get my kids to eat vegetables. So I came up with a fun and easy snack that combined both quinoa and veggies in a convenient snack.

And along came Quinoa Patties!!!

This is so easy, it’s a great way to use up leftover quinoa (or brown rice if you aren’t a quinoa fan) and some veggies that may be close to spoiling…or you just want to get more into your diet (or your kids’ diet).

It’s also a convenient snack. I make them for after school when we are running in between activities, or put it in their lunches, or I use them as a quick dinner idea with a salad and some chicken or beans (what have you). Whatever the case, we all good use quick and easy recipes that are healthful.

So I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Below is the detailed recipe, or watch my video for a step by step and make them with me!

Ingredients for the Quinoa Patties

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup of chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup of chopped (frozen) broccoli and zucchini
  • chopped chives or green onions
  • 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons of flour (add more if desired)
  • 1 egg
  • Avocado oil for greasing (optional)

Directions

  1. In a bowl add the quinoa, garlic, vegetables, chives, cheese and salt, and pepper and mix together.
  2. Add the whole egg and mix again.
  3. Add the flour and mix until you get a dough-like consistency (should be moldable by hand). If you need, add more flour until you reach the consistency where you can work with it and shape it.
  4. Grease your baking sheet with oil to prevent sticking (optional step).
  5. Take your mixture in your hand and spoon out less than a golf-size amount and pat it into a pattie shape. Then line on your baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350° for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden

The recipe makes about 6 patties.

For a fun variation of this pattie, try different flavours. You can add black beans and cilantro for a Mexican flavour, or my personal favourite, add some feta and make it Greek-Style.

Whatever you choose, make it work for you, have fun with it and enjoy.

See you soon!

ChristinaChandra - content creator