Mushroom Quinoa Patties
Mushroom Quinoa Patties
Rich in flavor & texture these will become a favorite
- ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 ½ cups water
- ¾ tsp salt bouillon or vegetable bouillon
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, or olive oil
- ½ yellow onion, finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced (or any variety of mushroom)
- 2 Tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (soy sauce alternative)
- 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
- 2 organic eggs, well beaten
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- ¼ Parmesan cheese
Serves: 8 – 10 patties depending on patty size
- Place quinoa, water and bouillon (or salt) into a medium saucepan then place over medium–high heat. Bring liquid to a boil then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer quinoa for 18-20 minutes until tender. Remove from heat then transfer to a large mixing bowl to cool slightly. Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Place sliced mushrooms onto cutting board then coarsely chop into roughly ½” pieces or smaller. Place a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat then add butter or olive oil. Add onion and cook for about 3 minutes until translucent. Add garlic, mushrooms, Bragg’s Amino Acid and dried thyme.
- Cook 8-10 minutes until the residual liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated and mushrooms are beginning to brown slightly. You will be able to hear the sound in the pan change from a bubbling sound to a sizzle.
- Transfer mushrooms into mixing bowl with quinoa then stir to combine. Let mixture cool slightly before adding beaten eggs, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine then set aside. Coat a baking sheet lightly with cooking spray or line baking sheet with parchment.
- Form patties using about 1/3-1/2 cup of quinoa mixture. If mixture is too loose or not holding together, add a bit more breadcrumb (or finely grated Parmesan cheese) to bind the mixture a little better. Place patties on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 16-18 minutes or until firm in the center and lightly golden just around the edges. Remove from oven then turn on the broiler. Broil patties to brown them. Let rest for 5 minutes to set and enjoy!
This recipe contains many ingredients with great cancer fighting properties! Quinoa, onion, garlic, mushrooms, all are powerhouses. Quinoa has a high concentration of protein and essential amino acids, dietary fiber, various vitamins and minerals. It also contains beneficial polyphenols that may help to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Onion & garlic are both in the allium family and both have been shown to lower cancer risk, cholesterol and lower blood pressure. All varieties of mushrooms are known to be immune-enhancers and many have been used to fight cancer for centuries. It is wise to start incorporating recipes containing these powerhouses!