Herb Quinoa Millet Cakes

Herb Quinoa Millet Cakes

Similar to crab cakes, these whole-grain cakes are packed with nutrients and are incredible delicious and filling.
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Rise: 1 hour
  • Total: 1 hour 15 min
  • Yields 12 to 14 cakes; Serves 6
Herb Quinoa Millet Cakes
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • ½ cup uncooked millet
  • Using a fine mesh strainer, wash quinoa and millet under cool water for three minutes.
  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa, millet, water, and salt. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cover, decrease heat, and simmer until quinoa and millet is very soft and tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • 4 large eggs
  • In a small bowl, beat eggs and set aside.
  • 3 heaping cups cooked quinoa and millet
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped black kalamata olives (about 6 ounces)
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper or crushed red pepper flakes
  • In a large bowl, mix quinoa, millet, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, cheese, olives, parsley, lemon zest, salt, pepper. If you have extra quinoa-millet, store it in an airtight container and use as a healthy side dish for another meal.
  • Add beaten eggs and stir until all of the mixture is moistened.
  • Using a ⅓ or ½ cup measure, scoop out mixture and form into a patties using your fingers.
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, plus more as needed
  • In a large skillet over medium low heat, heat olive oil. Cook four to six patties at a time on each side until lightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes each side. Flip and cook other side. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate. Add additional oil as needed and cook remaining patties.
  • Serve warm with tartar sauce, lemon sauce, or barbecue sauce
From MakeBetterFood.com. . (http://makebetterfood.com/recipes/herb-quinoa-millet-cakes/). Adapted from Joy the Baker.
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