• Brown Rice Veggie Burgers

    Posted on April 7, 2011 by in Main Courses

    this ain’t no Boca burger!

    2 cups cooked brown rice
    ⅓ cup raw sunflower seeds
    10 swiss chard leaves, rinsed well (we left the stems on!)
    a large fistful of fresh spinach (about a 2 cups worth)
    3 small carrots (we left ours unpeeled)
    1 small onion, chopped
    2 sun-dried tomatoes (we have a few oil packed ones left on hand)
    5 cloves of garlic, minced
    ¼ cup veggie broth (water will work a-okay, too!)
    2 tbsp sesame seeds
    2 tbsp nutritional yeast
    1 tbsp tahini
    2 tsp oregano
    ½ tsp onion powder
    ½ tsp poultry seasoning
    ½ tsp sea salt (less if you like)
    ½ tsp black pepper
    1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil cooking spray

    heat 1 tsp olive oil (or use olive oil cooking spray) in the large skillet on medium-high heat and saute the onion until tender. while you’re sautéing the onion place the carrots, spinach, and swiss chard leaves in the food processor and pulse until well chopped. reduce the heat to medium add garlic and saute for another minute. add in pulsed carrots, spinach, swiss chard, and all the spices – saute for 5 minutes. stir in veggie broth and tahini and cook it all while ya pulse up the sunflower seeds. add sunflower seeds to food processor and pulse for just a few seconds (you want most of them to be chopped up a bit). add sunflower seeds and the sesame seeds to the skillet and saute everything for another minute. remove from heat and transfer this mix to your large mixing bowl. using your food processor (just once more) add 1 cup of the brown rice & the sun-dried tomatoes; pulse until well chopped. place the chopped rice ‘n sun-dried tomatoes, along with the remaining cup of whole cooked brown rice and nutritional yeast, to the mixing bowl. combine everything together then form 4-6 patties (depending on the size you love the most) with your hands. (we refrigerated our burgers for a few hours because we made them in the afternoon and ate them later for dinner, but refrigeration isn’t be necessary.) wipe out the large skillet and spray it with a little more olive oil cooking spray. saute burgers on medium heat until browned on both sides then turn off the heat, cover the skillet, and let ‘em sit for a few minutes until warmed through (if they aren’t warmed through already. ours were a little thick and needed a little extra warming time.). uncover, remove from heat, and enjoy! we topped ours with some local micro greens and poured on the ketchup!

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2 Responsesso far.

  1. Tee says:

    this looks amazing…but that ain’t your typical GF burger roll either…is it?

    what is it? it looks wonderful in all it’s whole grain looking yumminess. I NEVER saw a GF roll look like that!

  2. jessy says:

    hiya, Tee! oh man, those burgers are amazing – thank you so much!

    the bun is a Sami’s Bakery xgfx bun. they aren’t certified gluten-free (they do make other products that contain gluten in their bakery), but the ingredients are xgfx and they have TONS of xgfx products. so far i haven’t had a reaction from any of their xgfx eats so they’re gluten-free enough for me! :) here’s their site: http://www.samisbakery.com/ (look under millet & flax for a an array of xgfx goodies!)

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