Quinoa Patties w/ Shiitake Mushroom

Quinoa is such a super-food, and I realized that it goes with so many ingredients. You would notice that I’m trying to avoid carbohydrates as well as sugar as much as possible in most of my recipes. Then again you need a source of energy, and this one does it so well! It is such a great source of protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. Well you get the drift!!

This recipe can be again modified in so many ways. This is my go-to recipe when my refrigerator is almost empty and I have a few left over veggies and I can just add them along with quinoa to bake some patties. The side salads are just to add some greens to the meal. Gobble gobble people!!

SERVES: 1-2

INGREDIENTS

for quinoa patties:
2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped chives
1/4 cup finely chopped dill
1 cup finely chopped yellow onions
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste

for the side:
1 cup baby spinach
2 cups shiitake mushroom
1 cup yellow onion sliced vertically
2 large eggs, boiled
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp yogurt
1/3 cup cilantro
salt to taste

LETS GROOVE

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine the quinoa, eggs, chives, dill, chopped onions, minced garlic, coriander powder and salt and stir well.
  • Add baking powder and mix it well. Let the mixture set for a few minutes. Roll a few patties.
  • Grease the baking sheet with olive oil and arrange the patties with some space between them.
  • Bake for about 20min or until the bottoms are brown.
  • Flip and bake for another 5 min
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet and sauté the mushrooms, onions, and garlic for about 5-7 min. Add salt and black pepper and mix it well
  • Place the patties and spread some yogurt over them for taste
  • On the side, place the baby spinach and add the mushroom mixture. Garnish with boiled egg and cilantro leaves.

Note: If the quinoa mixture is too dry, you can add another egg to the mixture. On the other hand, if the mixture is not holding up you can also add some flour.

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