Monday, 11 November 2013

let's make amaranth patties!


Amaranth is a new grain to me. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. I guess I expected it to be fluffy like quinoa, but it turned into a sludgly goo. Sounds appealing, right? It's great as an oatmeal substitute and is also sooooo good for you. Just one cup is packed with protein and nutrients!

this recipe is adapted from here!

Amaranth & veggie patties:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup amaranth
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 tsp braggs or coconut aminos
  • 4 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • salt to taste
  • oil for cooking

To cook the amaranth, bring water to a boil. Add amaranth, lower heat and cover for about 20 minutes or so. When finished, it might not look like the amaranth is fully cooked or that all the water is absorbed, but it is. Sort of deceiving... those tricky grains! Remove from heat and set aside.

In the meantime, drizzle olive oil in pan and heat on medium. Add onions & carrots and cook until soft. Add ground nuts and cook for another couple of minutes - until fragrant. Add to large mixing bowl. Mix in flour and cooled amaranth.

Form into patties (makes approx. 8-10 patties). Heat olive oil in nonstick pan on medium. Add patties and cook for about 7 minutes on each side. The outside layer should get crunchy!

Finish with toppings and enjoy!

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