This is an excellent recipe, thanks Sharon! It appealed to us because of the high nut content, and the rice, and I thought it was much nicer than a bean burger. I found they held together fine and freeze well, so altho' they took a little while to make, we can get the next batch out of the freezer. We had to cut down on the tamari- too much!
This was excellent! I'll definitely be making this again,and often. Followed the recipe as stated, only adding some liquid smoke. Instead of making burgers, I put it all into a baking dish and sprinkled the top with bread crumbs and a little bit of grated Parmesan cheese, and cooked for about 10 minutes at 350. Fabulous, and so healthy for you, too. Thank you so much for sharing!
These taste really good, but they are a little crumbly. I thought I had tahini, but when I got to that part, I discovered that I had about 2 Tablespoons left! So I whipped up a batch of Almond Butter - Dairy Free. I would have tried peanut butter as someone else here suggested, but then I knew there would be no way my husband would try them! (He gets weird about me putting peanut butter into unexpected things. The double-edged sword of Recipezaar. Sometimes yummy and different, sometimes weird and very different! lol! anyway...) I baked them as 520780 suggested and I did have to pat a few back together with the spatula after flipping them. I only used about 3 Tablespoons of soy sauce. (If you put in too much, you can't go back!) and I thought that was enough. Topped one with cheddar, tomato, and mustard; and then went back for another! Great taste! Thanks! Recipenapped in the Veg*n Recipe Swap.
We've been making these burgers for awhile now and everyone loves them. I actually started baking them (b/c they do crumble easily)and my hubby and I actually like 'em better that way. We lightly oil a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 mins on each side. (Or until cooked through).
these were really good. i added the flax egg like another suggested, also added 1/3 cup oatmeal, because it seemed very sticky, and 1/3 cup nutritional yeast, just because, and a shot of liquid smoke. i stuffed one in a pita bread, with some vegennaise. YUM. they did want to break after i removed them from the skillet, just be careful. really good. also used floured hands to shape, that helped too.
I LOVE these burgers. Even my meat eating husband and picky toddlers enjoyed them. They taste excellent. They are very similar to Sunshine Burgers.
Good recipe. Because others had said the burgers weren't holding together, I added a couple of flax eggs (1 T milled flax, 3 T water each) and gave the whole mess a quick spin in the food processor. Turns out beautifully, and really sticks together well. The tahini is a little heavy, so I'll scale that back next time.
Nice, nutty burger that doesn't stay together perfectly...but who cares? They taste so good! I used a bit less tahini, and pecans instead of cashews. I also brushed them wit a bit of oil and baked them.
The tahini flavor in these was overpowering for me, and I only used half the amount called for. Could hardly taste the basil. I packed the mixture into a 1 cup measure and plopped them out onto the skillet. They held together until they got hot, then some of them crumbled when I turned them. Be sure not to overbrown them or the rice kernels get hard as a rock and you'll break a tooth. Just light browning is sufficient. If I make these again I'll substitute peanut butter for part of the tahini, and maybe that will make them hold together better. These taste like hippie food, right out of the 70's!
We were surprised at how delicious these burgers were! Since we are trying to keep our bread intake to a minimum, I served these as an entree and made a light mushroom sauce to pour over them. My husband ate three! Since I am watching my sodium, I omitted the tamari sauce and just used some salt substitute and a pinch of cumin. I used a 1/2 cup measure to pack the rice/nut mixture into and then turned them out into my skillet for browning, flattening them just a little bit to allow them to cook easier. Perhaps I didn't pack the mixture into the cup firmly enough, but I had trouble with about 40 percent of the patties holding together. I had a few left over and have stuck them in the freezer to use as sandwich makings one day. Thanks so much Sharon for a good recipe.