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Organic Quinoa Rice Cakes With Mediterranean Chicken

Try making these delicious quinoa cakes using Seeds of Change Organic Quinoa and Brown Rice!

Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken
2 cloves garlic minced
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken cutlets


Quinoa Rice Cakes
2 packages Seeds of Change Organic Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic
¾ cup shredded zucchini, excess water squeezed out
2 tablespoons minced parsley
Zest and juice from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon paprika
3 eggs whisked
⅔ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
¼ cup crumbled feta
¼ cup olive oil
Cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives, for garnish


PREPARATION:

  1. Mix together the garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice to form a marinade. Toss
  2. the chicken in the mixture and let marinate for 15–20 minutes.
  3. Cut open the packages of Seeds of Change Organic Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic
  4. so that the opening is approximately 2 inches wide. Microwave packages for 90
  5. seconds, then place contents into a bowl. Add the rest of the rice cake ingredients,
  6. except the olive oil, and mix well.
  7. Remove approximately ⅓ of the mixture and pulse it well in a food processor. Add the
  8. pulsed quinoa back into the rest of the mixture and combine well.
  9. To shape quinoa cakes, take about ⅓ cup of quinoa mixture and, using your hands,
  10. shape into a small patty. Repeat with the rest of the quinoa mixture.
  11. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Cook the quinoa cakes for 3–4 minutes on each side
  12. until golden brown. Remove from skillet.
  13. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in another skillet. Sear marinated chicken on both sides. Cover
  14. pan with a lid to continue cooking chicken until internal temperature reaches 165ºF.
  15. Move chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice chicken into thin slices.
  16. To assemble, place a couple pieces of chicken on a quinoa cake. Garnish with
  17. tomatoes, then place a second quinoa cake on top to form a sandwich.