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Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is really quite good. I fooled my entire family. They swore it was meat. I browned them really well. I'm not a vegetarian, but continue to make it. I use walnuts, rice, miso, and soy sauce as the combination among the choices. I have also put in teriyaki and it was great. Sorry about the nutrition information not working with all of the choices! Enjoy :)
- 1 medium onion
- 1 cup raw walnuts or 1 cup raw pecans or 1 cup raw almonds or 1 cup raw cashews or 1 cup raw other nuts
- 1 cup cooked short-grain white rice or 1 cup cooked short-grain brown rice or 1 cup raw rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons miso or 2 tablespoons ketchup or 2 tablespoons tomato paste or 2 tablespoons nut butter or 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons neutral oil (for frying)
- soy sauce or stock or wine or water, whatever
- Grind onion in food processor.
- Add nuts and oats, pulse to chop.
- Add everything but the oil and process more, but not too finely.
- Add liquid as needed. Mixture should be moist but not loose.
- Let mixture rest a few minutes then shape into 4 burgers. (This can be refrigerated for up to a day, but be sure to bring it up to room temperature before cooking or they'll fall apart when you cook them.)
- Put oil in a nonstick skillet and turn fire to medium.
- When hot, add burgers.
- Cook 5 mins each side or until browned. Do not poke at them or they will fall apart.
- Lower heat a bit and cook another 3-4 mins so that they firm up.
- Serve on buns as you like. Chutney is suggested. I'm a blue cheese lover myself. Voila!
Very, very tasty. I used walnuts, jasmine rice and miso. Although I served this on buns, I'd like to serve them as they are, with my side dishes (salad or whatever). They didn't stay together at all while cooking and so was a mash when I placed some on the buns. (But! the great flavour more than made up for that. I always say the best burgers are the ones that have everything running or falling out of them!) I also found they browned quickly to the point of burning before I realized it. I spread chutney on the buns-good suggestion. Why 4 stars? - only until I figure out how to get them to stick together. Other than that, a very satisfying, flavourful result. Thank you!
We used raw walnuts, oats, and ketchup. They stayed together! I've never been able to make patties stay together before! These are in desperate need of salt though. Maybe tossing a red bell pepper in the batter would add some flavor. They seemed to burn quickly (but that may have just been my cooking abilities :D)