I can’t even remember how I stumbled across this recipe but I am so glad I did! Lots of people seem scared of cooking quinoa, and I totally understand – but once you give it a shot, you’ll see it’s super easy. I think it’s easier than rice to be honest as I haven’t messed it up yet.
I use Waitrose’s quinoa with bulgar wheat – to be honest it doesn’t really make much of a difference as they are both the same kind of consistency. You can use normal quinoa for this too. You can buy quinoa everywhere now – Asda, Waitrose and everywhere in between.
Cheesy Quinoa Cakes
2 cups cooked quinoa
2/3 cup grated mature cheddar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
Firstly, to make 2 cups of quinoa, I cooked 120g of Waitrose’s quinoa and bulgar wheat mix. Rinse the quinoa first, then add to 1 litre of cold water, and gently boil for about 12 minutes. The quinoa almost uncurls when its cooked so it’s easy to tell when it’s ready (it will be in spiral shapes).
Rinse the quinoa under cold water and strain well. You don’t want to cook the raw egg when you add it. Add in the ingredients above and mix together really well. Then pan fry – I do mine until they are golden on each side, probably 3-4 minutes each side.
They are really lovely with mayonnaise - (my preference is Kewpie!)