Milanesa de Quinoa (Quinoa Milanesa)

    Milanesa de Quinoa (Quinoa Milanesa)
    Greg de Villiers

    If you love the crispy crunch of a milanesa but are trying eat more whole grains, Milanesa de Quinoa is the perfect choice. Instead of a traditional meat cutlet, these patties are made from superfood super star quinoa, meaty portobello mushrooms and a touch of sweet carrot. Pan fried or baked, they are sure to satisfy.

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    Ingredients
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    1
    cup
    qunioa
    1
    tablespoon
    Olive Oil
    1
    onion, chopped
    2
    cloves
    garlic, chopped
    5
    ounces
    portobello mushrooms, chopped
    1
    carrot, grated
    1/2
    cup
    chopped parsley
    1
    medium egg, lightly beaten
    3/4
    cup
    soy or whole wheat flour
    *
    fine sea salt, to taste
    2
    cups
    dry breadcrumbs, optional
    *
    sunflower oil, for cooking
    *
    grilled spring onions, serving suggestion
    *
    sauteed cherry tomatoes and rosemary, serving suggestion
    Directions
    Step 1
    Wash the quinoa thoroughly in cold water 7 times. Each time rubbing the grains together firmly to remove the bitter coating. Bring the quinoa to a boil with 2 cups cold water.
    Step 2
    Once the water starts to boil, let it go for another 10 to 15 minutes, drain off whatever water remains and cool.
    Step 3
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and fry until glassy looking. Add the mushrooms and cook until well coated with the onions and just beginning to take on color. Stir in the carrot and parsley. Remove from the heat.
    Step 4
    Add this mixture to the quinoa and salt to taste. Add the egg and then the flour in small amounts until you can form small balls that hold together. Leave the balls to rest for at least half an hour in the refrigerator.
    Step 5
    Shape and flatten each ball into a patty about 1/4-inch thick. If desired, gently coat each patty in breadcrumbs.
    Step 6
    Shallow fry in a pan or place them on a hot oiled baking tray and bake at 350 degrees F.
    Step 7
    Cook until lightly browned on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with grilled spring onions and sautéed cherry tomatoes, if desired.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 
    2 milanesa
    Serving Per Recipe: 
    5
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    65 mins
    Prep Time: 
    30 mins
    Cook Time: 
    35 mins
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