Crispy Quinoa Bites
Author: Amie Valpone
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa
- ½ cup uncooked black rice
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup Vidalia onions, finely chopped
- 1 cup dairy-free, vegan shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
- ⅓ cup grape tomatoes, diced
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 2 chives, finely chopped, for garnish
- 2 cups of homemade tomato sauce, for serving
- Cook quinoa and rice according to package directions. Prepare muffin pan with nonstick baking spray.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa and rice with remaining ingredients, except chives and pasta sauce; mix well to combine.
- Transfer quinoa and rice mixture to prepared muffin pan. Using a tablespoon, fill each muffin cup to the top, then using a spatula, press down on the mixture to create a flat surface.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; set aside to cool for 15 minutes. Using a teaspoon, gently remove rice and quinoa snacks from the muffin cups.
- Transfer to a serving platter; serve with a sprinkle of fresh chives and a side of tomato sauce for dipping.
Recipe by Gluten Free Recipes - The Healthy Apple at http://thehealthyapple.com/2012/05/21/crispy-quinoa-bites/