Today my husband stated “super bowl is over so now I can cancel cable”. We’ve been talking for months to stop cable and only use the TV for movies so I was happy it’s finally happening. It’s such relief not having TV and watching reruns and other crappy things that does not add anything to our lives.
These little rolls were a fun addition to our super bowl party food and the one who liked the absolutely most was Noah who ate them while still hot and all because he could not wait for them to cool off. I know I will make these a staple food of any future party.
1/2 cup Quinoa
1 cup water
1 cup cooked kidney beans
5-10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp dried Italian herb mix
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup tomato paste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup grated cheese ( I used rice cheese)
1/4 cup oil to brush with
Bring to a boil quinoa and water in a saucepan. Cook for 10-12 minutes until all water has absorbed. Set a side to cool. Combine in a food processor remaining ingredients except the oil and blend for a few seconds. You still want some pieces of beans left. Combine with quinoa and place in fridge for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to F400 and with wet hands shape the cooled mix to small balls. Place on a parchment paper. Brush each with some oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes until they are slightly crispy on outside and browned. Serve with a salad as a meal or with ranch dip for a snack.