Thursday, August 30, 2012

Anything But Rice: Quinoa Bulgur Cakes & Poached Eggs

I just received the tiiiiniest little adorable bag of quinoa from one of Tal's coworkers who recently returned from London. I am SO EXCITED. A grain?! Other than rice?! 

*Cue the Hallelujah Choir*

So you figure, the smart thing to do... since I only have about 2 cups worth, would be to save it for a special occasion.


I am a child of the technology era. 

I require instant gratification.

Quinoa & Bulgur Cakes with Poached Eggs

Adapted from this recipe


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, at room temperature (1/4 cup dry)
  • 1 cup cooked bulgur, at room temperature (1/4 cup dry)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • 1/3 cup minced green onions, chopped
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup whole grain bread crumbs, plus more if needed
  • Olive oil, for frying patties
  • (for serving) grated or shaved Parmesan
  • (for serving) poached or fried eggs 
  • (for serving) Salt and pepper
  • Made 8 small patties



  1. Try some vinegar in the water for your poached eggs. It tends to help hold them together :)

    1. Sadly..I did!! WHat else ya got for me??