I wanted to share one of my favorite Team Beachbody recipes, but it’s changed up because I don’t do nuts. It’s part of their Power Vegetarian meal plan, and I have been changing out for vegan options. Going without has been good for my sinus issues this season – but I am sure in the fall I’ll add back in pastured eggs and cheeses. I love that for very little money I have all of my meal plans easily just put right there for me. It’s less that one visit to the gas station for a soda and candy bar. Less even than my tea latte was. I can’t imagine not having all of the tools – especially my meal planner – available for just $2.99 per week by having club membership. And I get to exchange recipes with other club members in the forum. I just love all of the features I get from having my Team Beachbody Membership.
Spicy Rice Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 teaspoon olive oil, extra virgin
2 tablespoons onion, chopped
2 tablespoons mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup rice, brown, cooked
1 tablespoon organic quinoa flakes* (or your own plain breadcrumbs)
2 teaspoons hemp nuts (or sometimes I use dried mulberries. They used walnuts but I don’t do nuts)
1 1/2 tablespoons applesauce (or your liquid-egg substitute)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ground
1 roll, kaiser
1 lettuce leaf
1 slice tomato
1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Sauté the onions and mushrooms. When tender remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.
2. Stir in the rice, quinoa flakes, hemp nuts, applesauce, pepper and ceyenne pepper.
3. From into a patty and grill or place under heated broiler for approx 5-6 minutes.
4. Place burger on roll and serve with lettuce and tomato.
5. Serve sandwich with your favorite calorie-free beverage.
* Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-wha, was once the sacred staple of the Incas. The Incas called Quinoa the Mother Grain. It can be substituted for rice, wheat, corn and barley in recipes. It is the highest in protein of all the grains. Contains 10 essential amino acids, low in sodium, high in calcium iron. Quinoa is a wonder food for building strength and endurance.
Organic Quinoa Flakes are smooth and delicious alone or topped with your favorite sweetener, cinnamon or fruit. For a delicious change, cook in apple Juice instead of water and let it simmer a little longer. Due to the relatively high oil and fat content of Quinoa, the flakes should be stored in glass jars in the refrigerator. Keeping cool and dry will extend the shelf life.
Reasons to enjoy the benefits of Quinoa Flakes are:
Quinoa is a Rich and Balanced Source of Vital Nutrients
Quinoa is a Good Source of Fiber
Quinoa is an Alkaline Food
Quinoa is 35 on the Glycemic Index
Quinoa is a Vegetarian Solution
Quinoa is a Senior Solution
Quinoa is a Diabetic Solution
Quinoa is versatile – replaces any flakes in a recipe
Excellent source of nutrition for children
Quinoa is Light and Tasty and Easy to Digest ( an added bonus for children and restricted diets ).
To Cook: Stir 2/3 cup of flakes into 2 cups of boiling water or milk. Turn off the heat and let stand for about 3 minutes. If you desire thicker Quinoa cereal then cook several minutes longer.
1. Add raisins or diced dried fruits to the flakes as they are cooking (about the last 3 to 5 minutes of cooking time).
2. For an unusual twist, add cinnamon and chopped nuts.
3. Substitute up to 1/2 cup flakes for flour in quick breads.
4. Replace up to half of the flour in pancakes with flakes.
5. Use flakes instead of bread crumbs in casseroles or as toppings.
6. Use for a delightful topping for pies and fruit crisps.
7. Use in making delicious granola’s.
8. Use in grain burgers, add to hamburgers or meat loaf.
9. Use in muffins and cookie recipes