Peel and dice the potatoes into 2cm cubes. Place into a saucepan and cover with cold tap water. Bring to the boil over high heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes until fork tender. Drain well and place into a large bowl
Add the cooked quinoa, spring onion, soymilk and parsley and season with cracked pepper and salt. Mix with a spoon until combined, mashing the potato a little as you go. Shape into 8 hash brown patties and set aside on a plate
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Place 4 hash browns into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat until golden brown on the underside. Carefully flip and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes more. Keep warm while you repeat with the remaining 4 patties
Serve hot or warm for breakfast with avocado, tomato and mushrooms or for lunch with salad. If you aren't vegan, they are lovely topped with a poached egg
Tips & Hints:
1/2 cup of dry quinoa (red or white is fine) will yield about 1.5 cups of cooked quinoa. To cook quinoa, first rinse it in a fine mesh sieve then place into a small saucepan that has a lid. Add 1 cup of cold tap water and bring to the boil. Once boiling, put the lid on and turn the heat down as low as it will go and cook for 15 minutes until all the water is absorbed. You will know it is cooked when you can see a little sprout tail appear on each quinoa seed and the texture is al dente when tasted. Use in the recipe from step 2.