Cumin Quinoa Patties

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup canned white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sour cream, salsa and minced fresh cilantro, optional


  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, place carrot in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Add beans; process until chopped. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Mix in cooked quinoa, bread crumbs, green onions, egg and seasonings. Shape mixture into eight patties.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add patties; cook until a thermometer reads 160°, 3-4 minutes on each side, turning carefully. If desired, serve with optional ingredients.

SOURCE: Taste of Home