This is the other dish that I promised to share with you early this week. See, I do keep promises….*big smiles*. If you are new here, I mentioned in my previous post that I received ingredients from a gourmet company, Gousto, to cook 2 dishes. I shared about the Salmon Quiche in my previous post. So here, I’m going to share the other amazing dish……Chicken And Quinoa Rissoles With Almond Broccoli.
Just in case you are like me and wonder what rissoles are, they are just round like burgers…..my simplest term. See, blogging helps me to learn……*grin*. My guests really liked this dish. They had never tried quinoa before and find it hard to believe that it’s SO good. They don’t even know what is quinoa! Shhhh……at least I am better than them……..hehe. Actually I learn it just very, very recently. So, really not much better than them…haha
Well, I learned that quinoa is very nutritious and gives high quality protein. It is gluten free and not fattening. It is also high in iron and calcium, and is a good source of manganese, magnesium and copper as well as fiber. However I have never tried before. In fact, I bought a packet recently just because it’s healthy and good for health. But it’s still lying there…..hmmm. That’s because I’m not too sure how to cook it. But now, I’m totally delighted that I know how to use it. Thanks very much, Gousto for this wonderful recipe!
Here’s the simple and easy recipe:
150g quinoa (washed and rinsed in cold water)
Put all of Ingredients A into a pot and bring it to boil. Once it boils, lower the heat and let it simmer for 12 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool down.
300g chicken mince
1/2t chili flakes
10g parsley (wash and chop finely)
30g parmesan cheese (grate)
1/2 onion (peeled and chopped finely)
1 garlic clove (peeled and chopped finely)
Add the quinoa. Season with salt and pepper. Shape into round shaped burgers. The size is all up to you. The recipe said to shape into 6 burgers. That would be huge for me. I prefer them smaller. I think the amount can make about 20 pieces, the size that I prefer. I think it’s a good feeling to know you eat a lot….haha. I know for some, you’ll probably feel guilty…*wink*. No, just don’t tell…..*wink*
Heat up some oil in a frying pan. Add the burgers, a few at a time and pan fry them using medium heat. When it’s golden on the underside, turn over and fry the other side until golden too. Dish up. Cook the rest. Enjoy it while still hot. You can serve with some dipping sauce. I served it with my favourite dumpling sauce. Ooooh…..it’s just so good! My dumpling sauce is at Easy Chinese Street Food Pancake Rolls. Yooru can enjoy these as a starter or as a main meal together with the almond broccoli.
Since I still have left over of the quinoa rissoles, I added them to my salad the next day for lunch. That was such a filling and lovely salad. My salad is always made up of salad leaves, goat cheese, walnuts or pumpkin seeds or both and mixed in a good and healthy dressing of honey, Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and Bragg’s liquid amino which is a really nice soya sauce. This is the basic. On top of that, I will usually add left over fried salmon or chicken. Here, the quinoa rissoles is a good addition. This is a very healthy salad for lunch which doesn’t drain you of your precious energy. Besides, it’s very quick to prepare. There’s no cooking and cleaning up of greasy kitchen. Oh, save electricity too….haha.
300g broccoli (remove main stem and cut into florets)
40g almonds (chop finely)
Put some water to boil in a pot. Steam the broccoli florets for 5 minutes. Remove.
In another pan, add the butter. When it’s melted, add the chopped almonds. Fry until golden, using low to medium fire. Do not over fry otherwise the almonds will taste burnt. Remove the almonds to a small plate, leaving the oil in the frying pan. Add the broccoli. Give a quick stir. Season with salt and pepper.
Dish up onto a plate and pour the fried almonds over the broccoli and serve together with the quinoa burgers.
I have never fried almonds and this is a real surprise to me. It’s such a beautiful combination with the broccoli! All of us liked it very much. I will definitely be cooking this way again.
I hope you have time to try out this quinoa rissole and almond broccoli. It’s such a healthy meal!
And if you don’t like shopping food for meal time or intimidated by cooking, why not check it out at Gousto. They have awesome menu which you can pick your favourite. They will send you the ingredients, fresh and organic, and also the recipe with instructions how to cook it. It takes the hassle out of thinking what to cook and also there’s no waste. And it’s so much healthier and cheaper than going out to eat.
Til then, see you in my next post!
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