Nourish: Sprouted Rice & Quinoa Sliders

quinoaburgers_01 There are certain ingredients in our home that are staples. One is Quinoa and the other avocados. Avocados are for this recipe which is my go to lunch. I'm slightly obsessed with avos on toast! The quinoa is so that we can eat this favorite, easy delicious meal...

Crispy Sprouted Rice & Quinoa Sliders

INGREDIENTS

  • Organic (optional) Sprouted Rice & Quinoa Blend *This is a blend of Sprouted Brown and Red Rice, Quinoa and Wild Rice. I've also made this just with Quinoa...still yummy
  • Panko or any Bread Crumbs will do
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup coarsely grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt or a natural sea salt of your choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Mini burger buns (optional), lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado slices, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium saucepan, cook the quinoa rice blend according to the directions. Once the grain is tender and all the water has been absorbed spread on a baking sheet to cool.
  2.  In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Squeeze the liquid from the grated zucchini and add the zucchini to the eggs. Stir in the cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix in the quinoa and bread crumbs. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop 12 mounds and form each one into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Full Disclosure: I just use my hands to scoop out what feels like a good size. Mine are probably a little bigger than a slider but smaller than a burger. As you can see from the photo my burgers are not evenly sized. :)
  4. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add 6 patties and cook until golden on the bottom, 3-5 minutes. I like mine a little bit burnt so I tend to go longer on my cooking time. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to the skillet, flip the patties and cook for 3 minutes, until crisp. Repeat with the remaining patties and oil.
  5. Serve with buns (optional-I eat them without and they are super tasty), lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados. Also great with some onions!

*adapted from this recipe on Food and Wine

That's it! This meal does require a little prep time but I promise you it will be worth the little extra effort. Enjoy! Oh yes, and if you make the recipe please let me know what you think either in the comments below or you can e-mail me at tania@liveindobay.com.

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