Back to School Lunchbox Idea: Quinoa & Brown Rice Sliders


What you will need:

  • 2 Bags (10 oz.) Path of Life Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice, cooked according to package directions and cooled to room temperature
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • ½ Cup Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Parsley, divided
  • ¾ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt, divided
  • 1 Lemon, zested
  • ¼ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Tsp. Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil, divided


Chef’s Tip: To make this recipe 24 hours in advance, prepare through step 3 and place patties on a parchment paper-lined baking pan and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. When ready to serve, cook and serve as directed in steps 4 and 5.

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add Quinoa & Brown Rice, eggs, Parmesan, green onions, 3 tbsp of the parsley and 1/4 cup of the yogurt. Mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make yogurt sauce by combining zest, salt, sugar, remaining 1/2 cup yogurt and 1 tbsp parsley in a small bowl. Mix well.
  3. Form quinoa mixture into six, firmly packed 2-in. patties.
  4. Heat half the oil in a large non-stick sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add half the patties. Cook 2-3 minutes per side or until browned on both sides. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.
  5. Serve quinoa burgers on buns with yogurt sauce, greens and tomato slices.

Feeds: 12 when making slider sized patties

For this lunchbox idea we served the Quinoa & Brown Rice patties on Hawaiian rolls, paired with pretzels and veggies.