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Posted by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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A QUINOA BURGER!


These are absolutely delicious and great when you dont want to use hamburger becase Quinoa is alot cheaper. 


rounded cups cooked quinoa (see note below for cooking instructions)

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or other variety, if you prefer)

1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese

1 medium carrot, finely grated (OR 1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed dry)

3 eggs

3 tablespoons all purpose flour

2 green onions, including white parts

1 /2 teaspoon Splenda or sugar

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Olive oil for frying

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To cook quinoa for the above recipe:

1 cup uncooked quinoa

2 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt

In a medium saucepan bring the 2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil over high heat.  Add quinoa and reduce heat to low.  Cover and cook for 18-20 minutes, or until all water is absorbed and the seeds are tender.  Allow to cool for a few minutes.

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In a large bowl combine the 2 rounded cups of cooked quinoa, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, carrot, eggs, flour, green onions, Splenda, pepper, cumin, salt, and garlic powder.

(To help them stay in patty form and not fall apart, I cook them on med-low slowly so they have longer to set-up without burning.  Makes them easier to flip, too.)  Heat a frying pan and a couple teaspoons olive oil over medium-low heat.  Mixture will be slightly sticky, so using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, drop mixture into pan and lightly flatten to 1/2 inch thick.  Fry until golden-brown, about 4 minutes on each side.   Makes approx. 10 burgers.

by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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Janet
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:53 PM

 Never heard of quinoa.

heather4511
by Gold Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM
It's a great grain,considered as an alternative to rice

Quoting Janet:

 Never heard of quinoa.

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Janet
by Bronze Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:25 AM

 Thanks!

Quoting heather4511:

It's a great grain,considered as an alternative to rice

Quoting Janet:

 Never heard of quinoa.

 

Mrs.Andrews
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Interesting

JoJoBean8
by Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 7:43 PM

It's actually a seed

Quoting heather4511:

It's a great grain,considered as an alternative to rice

Quoting Janet:

 Never heard of quinoa.


heather4511
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM
I've always read its a grain. Hmm

Quoting JoJoBean8:

It's actually a seed

Quoting heather4511:

It's a great grain,considered as an alternative to rice



Quoting Janet:

 Never heard of quinoa.


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emilyrosenj
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 9:48 PM
Yum!
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SweetLuci
by Silver Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

 

Quinoa is a seed that, if not harvested, will sprout a leafy vegetable. While the leaves can be eaten, quinoa is primarily grown for the seeds.  is the seed of the Chenopodium or Goosefoot plant.

Its frequently called a grain because it is used and cooked like one, and is often called an "Ancient Grain" and a "Wholegrain". These terms can make it confusing.

Quoting heather4511:

I've always read its a grain. Hmm

Quoting JoJoBean8:

It's actually a seed

Quoting heather4511:

It's a great grain,considered as an alternative to rice



Quoting Janet:

 Never heard of quinoa.


 

heather4511
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Thank you I looked it up again and was confused since they throw grain and seed around almost interchangeably.

Quoting SweetLuci:

 


Quinoa is a seed that, if not harvested, will sprout a leafy vegetable. While the leaves can be eaten, quinoa is primarily grown for the seeds.  is the seed of the Chenopodium or Goosefoot plant.


Its frequently called a grain because it is used and cooked like one, and is often called an "Ancient Grain" and a "Wholegrain". These terms can make it confusing.


Quoting heather4511:

I've always read its a grain. Hmm



Quoting JoJoBean8:


It's actually a seed


Quoting heather4511:

It's a great grain,considered as an alternative to rice




Quoting Janet:


 Never heard of quinoa.




 

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by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Looks yummy :)

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