Staple Corner: Quinoa-Oat Croquettes

Quinoa-Oat Croquettes

Cooking quinoa and oats together combines the best of both of these astonishingly healthy foods for a high-protein, high-fat meal rich in calcium, iron, B-vitamins, vitamin E, phosphorus for nerve tissues, and silicon for bones and connective tissues. And frying the cooled porridge really brings out the unbeatable nutty flavor and crunchy texture of quinoa in little croquettes that are deliciously satisfying and wholesome just on their own or with a dash of tamari sauce added. But they're also so simple to make that you'll have time to cook up some best-ever mushroom sauce to pour over them for one of my all-time favorite combinations of tastes.

Quinoa-Oat CroquettesQuinoa-Oat Croquettes
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Published on November 10, 2007

Simple and wonderfully healthy croquettes of quinoa and oats with a delicious nutty taste and crunchy texture

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

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  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup rolled or steel-cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • sesame seeds
  • Rinse the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer under cold running water. Soak with the oats overnight in a medium stainless-steel or pyrex saucepan in 3 cups of water.

  • Stir in the sea salt and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to prevent the oats from sticking to the bottom. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, still stirring frequently, until it has the consistency of a thick porridge.

  • Pour the cooked quinoa and oats into a square 9 × 9 baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or longer to let the mixture cool, then cut into slices.

  • Lightly oil a frying pan over medium heat and fry the slices on both sides until golden-brown and crispy.

Makes 4 servings
Quinoa-Oat Croquettes


HealthiaCynthia said...

Hi Lisa
Your blog is so delicious to read and look at! I did a bit of a review of it (with links) at my Whirled Soup blog and I used one of your tantalizing photos (credited--but if you want me to delete it, I will). Hope to read more as time plays out-- now I gotta go and eat something!

Bon appetit!

zlamushka said...

this looks fantastic, I am definitely making it soon :-)

zlamushka said...

... and I did. Good god this was the best I have ever tried from your kitchen, Lisa :-)