Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 pancakes, 1 1/2 cups spinach)

How to Make It

Step 1

In a saucepan, heat water to boiling. Add quinoa, garlic, and salt. Simmer, covered (10 minutes). Uncover and cook 2 minutes longer until dry. Transfer to large bowl; cool.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Step 3

Stir egg whites, Parmesan, basil, and pepper into quinoa.

Step 4

In a nonstick skillet, heat 2 tsp oil over medium heat. Using 1/4-cup measure, make 4 quinoa pancakes; flatten. Cook until golden (2 minutes per side). Transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining oil and quinoa.

Step 5

Bake pancakes 5 minutes until heated through. Serve on spinach, with salsa if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

jsieber's Review

January 06, 2014
These will quickly replace one of my favorite comfort foods (hash browns). The flavor is really deep and nutty. We added extra garlic and basil, just out of habit, but I still would have loved them even if it had been the exact amount.