Cumin Quinoa Patties Recipe



Cumin Quinoa Patties Recipe

Ingredients :
1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 medium carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
3 green onions, chopped
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Optional: Sour cream, salsa and minced fresh cilantro

In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork.
Meanwhile, place carrot in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Add beans; process until chopped. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Mix in cooked quinoa, bread crumbs, green onions, egg and seasonings. Shape mixture into 8 patties.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add patties; cook until a thermometer reads 160°, 3-4 minutes on each side, turning carefully. If desired, serve with optional ingredients.

Nutrition Facts :
2 patties: 235 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 lean meat.


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