The first time you try quinoa you will like it so much you will have it again the next day or...never have it again. Such is life, with the exception of chocolate most foods have lovers and haters. I have published other quinoa recipes before: 3 flavor quinoa, quinoa and green beans, quinoa with beans and bacon and tabbouleh salad with quinoa.
I happen to really like quinoa as it gives great satiety with very little calories to match and unlike pasta you don't feel like you need to have more and more if it. The texture is very light and the flavor is nutty, what's not to like?
My client Mary sent me a quinoa burger recipe weeks ago that I lost, so I made my own version that I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Serves 2 generously
1 1/2 cups quinoa, boiled, drained
2 large carrots, grated
1 spring onion, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup oat bran
1/2 cup grated cheese (jack, swiss, gouda or emental)
1 tbsp cumin (ground)
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp rice oil or butter
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200C). Meanwhile in a pan, heat the oil and cook the chopped onion and carrot. When slightly soft, set aside and in a bowl, mix with the rest of the ingredients. Shape burgers and bake for 25 minutes on top of a baking sheet lightly sprayed with oil. Enjoy warm or cold (I prefer them cold) and make everyone jealous by taking some to work with you the next day. This recipe also packs an astonishing amount of fiber, around 7 grams per serving.