Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
According to a Providence Journal article, Amara's was a natural food and vegetarian restaurant on Wickenden Street, back in the days before Providence was a major culinary city, and before natural foods became popular. One reader wrote in to the Projo asking for this recipe and one other. I clipped the recipe months ago, and have been meaning to try it out. Serving size & cook time are guesses based on my past veggie burger-making experience.
- 2 cups rice (cooked)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter or 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds
- 1⁄4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1⁄4 cup grated carrot
- 1⁄4 cup chopped green pepper
- Put together in patties and fry or bake.
- Yeah, that's all the Projo gave for directions.
I have not tried this recipe, but I wanted to say that I lived in R.I. & remember Amara...we used to buy the burgers all the time. They were delicious. I THINK for a while they were offered frozen to take home too. They were outrageously good.
i'm afraid I didn't have RubberDucky's luck with these. I used the peanut butter version. Dh wants them again but I didn't care for the whole wheat flour (and I use it all the time). I added cheddar and avocado as toppers and that was terrific.
CONFESSION TIME. I made these Saturday, in an eat-healthy frame of mind. Then we went out for pizza. They sat in the fridge staring at me until Monday morning when I decided to try one cold. They are awesome! I have clingwrapped the rest and frozen them so I have healthy lunches ready for myself. I doubled the recipe and used both PB and egg, and just plain white flour because that was all I had. I accidentally forgot to double the flour! The rice was basmati. Skipped the pepper because we don't like it. I am just astonished how yummy these are. I would LOVE to try these with brown rice but for some reason Fiji doesn't seem to sell it. Instead of making patties I put them into muffin pans and rounded the tops a little. Doubled, the recipe made 8 good sized muffins and only took 10 mins to cook. They looked absolutely gorgeous, and would be great just like that on a plate with salad, very visually appealing. I am positive I will make these again. Hubby wasn't fussed but he isn't fond of PB. I may try a batch for him without it. For those who are wishing to paddle in vegetarian waters this would be a great start. Tasty!