1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa ( about 2 cups cooked) |1 tsp vegetable oil |1cup coarsely grated mushrooms |1 cup coarsely grated zucchini | 3/4 cup coarsely grated carrot | 1 shallot (or sub 1/2 cup onion) | 1 minced garlic clove | 1 egg, beaten 3 tbsp cornstarch (or sub flour) | 1/4 tsp salt | 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Cook quinoa according to package directions, omitting salt, about 14 min. Transfer to a large bowl.
Heat a large, wide non-stick frying pan over medium. Add oil, then mushrooms, zucchini, carrot, shallot and garlic. Cook until soft, about 5 min. Add to quinoa. Stir in egg, cornstarch, salt and cayenne.
Heat the same non-stick frying pan over medium. Firmly press quinoa mixture into a 1/2-cup measuring cup. Turn and release into pan. Gently press to shape into a patty about 4 in. wide. Repeat, cooking 2 patties at a time. Cook until golden and warmed through, about 4 min per side.
Dress your burger and enjoy!
Just taste it!