Here’s a quick healthy lunch that can be made ahead and frozen, ready to reheat when the pangs of hunger strike! They are low in calories, high in protein, low carbs, gluten free and most importantly – super tasty! This recipe will make a large enough batch that you can freeze half and have the rest in the fridge. They go great with any type of noodle, leafy salad or even a wrap or burger. They will last 1 month in the freezer and 2-3 days in the fridge.
Japanese Quinoa Patties
2 tablespoons soy sauce *
2 tablespoons oyster sauce*
1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
2 cm piece (knob) ginger, grated using a micro plane
2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
1/4 cup coriander, finely chopped
1/4 cup cornflour
100 g kale or baby spinach, finely chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
500 g chicken mince
- Place soy, oyster, chilli, ginger, garlic, coriander and cornflour into a large bowl, mix thoroughly to ensure cornflour is absorbed and there is no lumps. Add the kale or baby spinach, lightly beaten egg, cooked quinoa and chicken mince, stir all ingredients until well combined.
- The mixture will be quite wet, that is why they are so moist once cooked.You can store the mixture in the fridge until ready to cook.
- To cook, heat a large sized fry pan over med heat, spray with oil and using two spoons, scoop the mixture up and using the other spoon push the mixture off into the frypan and just lightly push the pattie down with the back of your spoon. They will take about 3 minutes each side, depending on the thickness of your patties, continue this process with the rest of your mixture, place in a pre heated oven to keep warm or cool in the fridge and then freeze between sheets of baking paper.
*Ayam brand offer gluten free soy and oyster sauce. You could use Tamari also, just adjust the quantity.