Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns

Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns abeautifulmess.com Do you have any foods that are a weekend ritual for you or your family? I didn’t until I discovered these quinoa hash browns. I had just started a strict nutrition plan to try and help with some minor health issues, and there was a long list of things that I couldn’t have for a few months. In my search for ingredient-approved recipies, I found this little gem in a great quinoa cookbook and decided to give it a try. SO glad I did! Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns abeautifulmess.com Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns abeautifulmess.com Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns abeautifulmess.com Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns abeautifulmess.com Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns abeautifulmess.comQuinoa Breakfast Hash Browns, serves 2

1/3 cup quinoa (I used a tri-color blend of quinoa for mine, but any color will work)
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups peeled and grated raw potato
1 large egg
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon natural butter
2 green onions 

Combine the water and the uncooked quinoa in a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover the pot and reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, turn the heat off and leave the covered pot on the burner for another 6 minutes.  Gently fluff the quinoa with a fork and allow the quinoa to cool.

In a large bowl, mix the cooked quinoa with the egg, grated potato, pepper, and salt.  Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter in the pan. Scoop 1/3-½ cup of the quinoa mixture into the pan and flatten out the hash brown patty with the back of a spatula. Cook the hash browns for 5-7 minutes on each side until golden brown. Repeat process with the remaining mixture

Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns abeautifulmess.com Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns abeautifulmess.com I keep the recipe pretty close to the original when I make it, but I like the little kick that the pepper gives it, and the green onions add a delicious little crunch to each bite. Think you’ll be adding these to your weekend routine? xo. Laura

Note: Recipe adapted from Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming

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4.75 from 8 votes

Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup quinoa I used a tri-color blend of quinoa for mine, but any color will work
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and grated raw potato
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon natural butter
  • 2 green onions

Instructions

  • Combine the water and the uncooked quinoa in a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover the pot and reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn the heat off and leave the covered pot on the burner for another 6 minutes. Gently fluff the quinoa with a fork and allow the quinoa to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix the cooked quinoa with the egg, grated potato, pepper, and salt. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter in the pan. Scoop 1/3-½ cup of the quinoa mixture into the pan and flatten out the hash brown patty with the back of a spatula. Cook the hash browns for 5-7 minutes on each side until golden brown. Repeat process with the remaining mixture.

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman

  • 4 stars
    This is a pretty good recipe! 1 tsp salt is way too much so we used 1/2 tsp, and it tasted great. We also mixed the green onions directly into the hash brown mixture. The only issue was that the mixture was VERY wet, and the hash browns turned out a bit eggy.

  • 5 stars
    Wow. Talk about a breakfast that will stick to your ribs. This looks amazing!

  • Quinoa breakfast, love this recipe. It looks delicious. This is a must try. Thank you

  • 5 stars
    I will try this quinoa breakfast hash browns recipe tomorrow. Today, I saw this great recipe on your website. Thank you.

  • The recipe looks lit. I am definitely going to try the same. It would be really good and health for the kids.

    I suppose, we can also try the same with oats? I am looking for some heathy options so that I can stick to my fat and carbohydrate intake.

    Keep up with the good work 🙂

  • This quinoa breakfast hash browns recipe looks so amazing and yummy at the same time. Found your post so easy to follow along when preparing them yesterday. So mesmerized by this.

  • 4 stars
    Thanks for the recipe! I made these today! I added a little more quinoa than the recipe called for. I also added some seasoning salt and garlic granules. They turned out delicious! I agree with a previous commentor…. the green onions add a nice crunch (and flavor).

  • Tried these this morning and they were very good. You may want to correct the directions as there is no mention of adding the green onions.

  • Hi ABM! I’ve never made a comment on here before, but I have been reading your blog religiously for the last 4 years. I tried this recipe this morning and it was delicious! We used these hash browns as the bottom layer for eggs Benedict and it was SO yummy! They also taste really great on their own. So, if anyone is thinking about giving it a go, DO IT! Thanks Laura!

  • Looks delicious! I’m a recent quinoa convert but haven’t ventured much past quinoa-with-veggie salads. This is a must try!

  • Can’t wait to try! Just made Emma’s recipe for quinoa stuffed peppers last night…it was a hit 🙂

  • It sounds as though we may be on a similar nutrition plan. My list is also very long and I have such a difficult time finding a variety of recipes to try. Variety being the key! This looks really yummy, thank you for posting!

  • I get bored with breakfast easily so this will be perfect to try!

  • Yummmmmy! Such a smart idea! Definitely gonna give these a try!

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  • Super yummy – I am making hash browns tomorrow morning but I think I need one more nauhty fully potato fix, then quinoa time!
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    x

  • pooh look yummy! I don’t have very many savory breakfast go-tos, so this one is going on the must try pinterest list!

  • I’m cooking them right now and it smells awesome 😉 I love your recipes, I can say that you are feeding me, thank girls =)

  • I make something similar to this in a patty, but never had the genius to think of them as hash browns! Love it!!! and thanks for the reminder to make some 🙂

  • Yum! I might try these with sweet potato. For a while we had a tradition of BLTs for Sunday lunch. Good luck with your special diet!

  • Hi Natalie, maybe give ground flaxseed (approx. 2 tablespoons) or some corn starch (not sure how much) a try!

  • I didn’t have very much luck with quinoa the first couple of times I tried to make it- but I die for hash browns of all kinds, so I’m game to try this! It looks so good! Also dying over your cutting board… where is it from??

  • Wauw I really have to try this! It looks so delicious and I especially like it because it does not contain any gluten – i’m so glad to find these recipes!

  • mmm! These look absolutely delicious! I hope your body starts feeling better soon, whatever it may be.

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

  • This is such a good idea!I wonder if it would work with soy yogurt or Bananas as a vegan alternative…

  • Aahhh the cement countertops! Loving the look of shots from the new studio 🙂 And this looks absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try them.

  • Don’t get me wrong, I have always been a fan of the photography skill/style here on ABM, but I have to say that all the yummy natural light in your new studio home is making for some seriously lovely & fresh images — especially these recipe posts happening in that white kitchen! Keep up the lovely work ladies!

  • this is such a fantastic idea. i am trying to eat healthier as it is so i think i will test these out soon.

    rae of lovefromberlin

  • Ooh, this looks super good! Just wondering if anyone knows any good alternatives for the egg, though? My boyfriend is vegan, soy-free, & gluten-free & it is so incredibly hard to find things to cook for him, but this recipe is super close.

  • 1. This looks delicious and 2. It is so exciting seeing post coming from your new place!!! Love seeing the cement counters. So happy for you guys. Keep up the great work!!

  • Can’t wait to try this out. Here’s my favorite brunch recipe right now: breakfast tostadas.
    http://districtandmore.com/2014/01/08/breakfast-tostadas/

  • This looks incredible Laura! Definitely making this, this weekend!

  • I keep hearing about this grain but I haven’t yet tried….will have to join the club!

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  • reminds me of these (amazing, I made them) quinoa burgers: http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/epic-crispy-quinoa-burgers-topped-sweet-potato-fries-beer-caramelized-onions-gruyere/

  • Hi Laura, I love quinoa so I’m going to try your recipe! If you wanna try this one, I give you the link, it’s very nice for a lunch!

    http://evaetsandra.com/quinoa-et-boulgour-aux-herbes-et-champignons-facon-risotto/
    XO

  • Can’t wait to try these for a healthier breakfast comfort food option!

  • This sounds brilliant. Definitely have to try this!

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  • This looks amazing! Yet another recipe that I pin on Pinterest from your blog. I’m so happy I found you!

  • I thought you couldn’t lay food on the counter because of the sealer that was on your counter top?

  • looks so delicious and healthy! have to try this

    xx Milly

    www.lovemilly.blogspot.ca

  • This sounds super yummy! I have been wanting to try cooking with quinoa and this recipe may be my first attempt 🙂

    -Kelcey
    hellokelcey.blogspot.com

  • YUM! Thanks for the idea! I’ll definitely be trying this when my kitchen reno is complete 🙂

  • I love that you’ve combined my love for scallion pancakes, breakfast, and quinoa! Definitely making this soon. Thanks ladies!

    // Regina

    gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

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