A couple of weeks ago, we stopped in at Whole Foods. It was my first time in the store, and I LOVE it. Picked up some red quinoa. It's one of my favorite foods, and I was turned onto it by a good friend, Sonja Amundsen. Usually, I make a salad with it, but this time I tried a new recipe. Quinoa Cakes with Eggplant-Tomato Ragu and Smoked Mozzarella. I will admit the cakes didn't stay together very well... probably because I made them the size of huge pancakes, but the texture of the quinoa lightly fried was excellent (cut down on the oil when you fry them). I made some changes to the ragu... used regular mozzarella, and omitted the red peppers and parsley. Very tasty.
Here is the recipe I used from Epicurious.com. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Quinoa-Cakes-with-Eggplant-Tomato-Ragu-and-Smoked-Mozzarella-241481