These quinoa patties are delicious, vegetarian and packed with protein and nutrients!
3large scallions(sliced thin)
1cupsteamed spinach(chopped (frozen is fine))
1cupplain breadcrumbs(for GF, be sure to use GF breadcrumbs)
Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and place the grains in a medium sauce pan with 2 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
Cook until quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 20 minutes. Let it cool.
In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, eggs, Parmesan, scallions, garlic, salt, steamed spinach, and breadcrumbs. Let everything sit for a few minutes to absorb the liquid. The batter should be moist, but not runny. Form patties 1/4 cup each.
Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. In 2 or 3 batches, cook the patties covered for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until browned and golden.