Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

My adaptation of one in Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmons. I like the colour and hearty flavour of this. It's a really satisfying substitute for meat in a burger. You may use canned beans which cuts down on production time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until translucent.
  2. Do not brown.
  3. Add coriander and cumin and cook 2 more minutes.
  4. If using mushrooms, add and saute 5 minutes more.
  5. Put the onion, mushroom,spice mixture in a large bowl and add the grated carrots, nuts, parsley, salt (or miso) and pepper.
  6. Process the rice and beans until pureed.
  7. Add to the bowl.
  8. If using tofu, add to the bowl now.
  9. Mix the works gently with your hands (yes, your hands) to distribute the ingredients evenly.
  10. Don't pound or mush.
  11. Dust your hands well with flour and form the mix into six generous patties, squeezing firmly.
  12. In a large iron skillet, heat the rest of the oil on medium.
  13. Without crowding them, cook the patties for 4 minutes on each side or until deep golden brown.
  14. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Wow!! Yummm, this tastes much better than I thought it would, what a great consistancy and flavor! Thoroughly enjoyed it and planning to make it regularly especially for my veggie Dad. I used walnuts, black beans, portobello mushrooms.

~*~flour*power~*~ April 11, 2011

These were GREAT! It made a nice hearty patty and tasted fabulous! I used miso for the salt and adzuki beans. I served the patties with garlic mashed potatoes and a mushroom gravy over both. Mmmm.......

Betsy Minatani March 17, 2006

I'm not a vegetarian, but I like trying new recipes and I am trying to eat healthier. I used chickpeas, sunflower seeds, and canned mushrooms and the burgers were awesome. I served it with sweet potato hash (#403476) for a completely vegetarian meal and it was delicious. I'll definitely make this again.

Kleyt March 03, 2010