QUINOA CAKES WITH CILANTRO PESTO

This is a deliciously simple recipe. Feel free to use organic, free range eggs if you prefer and get creative with sauces to top these with. I love a good rhubarb jam for topping!
Cooking time/temp: 
Yields 12 to 15 3-inch cakes - Preparation time: 5 minutes - Cook time: 20 minutes
Ingredients: 

⅓ cups water
⅔ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained (I prefer the red quinoa for this recipe)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup millet flour
½ cup finely chopped shallot or leek,   cooked in 2 teaspoons of olive oil
until soft, about 5 minutes
½ cup, packed, chopped Italian   parsley
1 tablespoon Ener-G egg replacer,
mixed with ¼ cup warm water
Freshly ground black pepper, to   taste
High-heat cooking oil, as needed

Instructions: 

1. Heat a large heavy saucepan over high heat. Add the water, quinoa and salt and bring to a boil.

2. Cover and simmer gently until water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Cool. (I lay the quinoa out on a sheet pan to cool quickly). Quinoa should be slightly al dente.

3. Gently mix cooled quinoa, millet flour, shallot or leek, parsley, egg replacer mixture and pepper in a large bowl. Blend thoroughly with a spoon.

4. Heat 1/8 inch of oil in large heavy skillet over medium heat.

5. Scoop out a scant amount for each cake and fry until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

6. Serve with Cilantro pesto.

Notes: 

See "Cilantro Pesto" as a separate recipe