Happy New Year! January is the time of year when everyone has resolutions to eat better and lose weight. In my effort to find healthier solutions for traditional southern cooking, I've made a "hash brown" with quinoa. It's healthy, filling, and packed with delicious flavor. 

1 cup quinoa, dry
2-3 eggs, see note*
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepperolive oil

Cook quinoa according to package directions. Let cool. While cooling, mix all other ingredients together. *Add one egg at a time. You don’t want the mixture to be too wet, just enough to hold it together.* 

Add cooled quinoa. Form into patties using 1/4 cup of the quinoa mixture. Makes about 11 patties.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Depending on the size of your skillet, add olive oil to the pan. I use about 1/2 tablespoon for 3 patties. Cook patties 4-5 minutes each side, until golden brown and crispy on the edges. 

Enjoy on their own or as part of your breakfast. I like these so much, sometimes I have them for lunch or dinner! 



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