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

This ancient grain is a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the nine amino acids our bodies need but can’t make.


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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.

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