1 cup uncooked C&F Foods Organic Quinoa (3 cups cooked)
2 cups water
1/2 cup grape seed oil
1/4 cup red onions, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve placed inside a larger bowl under cold running water.
Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until grains are translucent and the germ has spiraled out from each grain (about 15 minutes). Let cool.
In a large bowl, combine everything but the cooked quinoa and mix well. Add 2 cups of the cooked quinoa and mix until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated and the mixture is even. Add part of the remaining quinoa if needed.
Coat the bottom of a large frying pan with oil and set to medium-high heat. With a tablespoon (or ice cream scoop) and your hands, form the mixture into patties, placing them into the hot frying pan. Cook one side for approximately 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and cook the other side for an additional 3 minutes. Top with additional grated cheese and serve. Makes 12 small patties.