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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.
- Ready In:
- 2 -4 tablespoons corn oil or 2 -4 tablespoons safflower oil
- 1 small onion, minced
- 2 -3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 4 medium carrots, grated
- 1⁄4 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or 1/4 cup your favourite nuts, chopped.
- 1 1 cup black beans or 1 cup adzuki beans
- 1 cup cooked brown rice or 1 cup wild rice
- 1 cup chopped button mushrooms or 1 cup small-diced firm tofu
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt or 2 tablespoons miso
- 3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
- unbleached flour (for dredging)
- Saute onions and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until translucent.
- Do not brown.
- Add coriander and cumin and cook 2 more minutes.
- If using mushrooms, add and saute 5 minutes more.
- Put the onion, mushroom,spice mixture in a large bowl and add the grated carrots, nuts, parsley, salt (or miso) and pepper.
- Process the rice and beans until pureed.
- Add to the bowl.
- If using tofu, add to the bowl now.
- Mix the works gently with your hands (yes, your hands) to distribute the ingredients evenly.
- Don't pound or mush.
- Dust your hands well with flour and form the mix into six generous patties, squeezing firmly.
- In a large iron skillet, heat the rest of the oil on medium.
- Without crowding them, cook the patties for 4 minutes on each side or until deep golden brown.
- Serve immediately.
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Fantastic recipe. I've used this many times as is or with tons of adaptations. I do add an egg and flour. But, I've used soaked sunflower seeds instead of the beans, left out the tofu and mushrooms. I do prefer it without the walnuts. I hope to try it with millet soon instead of rice. I bake it brushed with olive oil.Reply
made this tonight and was very good with lentils. I used walnuts, sunflower seed & flax seeds. I subbed in curry powder because I was mostly out of coriander & cumin. Was going to add sundried tomatos, but forgot. Missed the rice in the ingredient list and did not have mushrooms, so did not use those (I was home today due to a head cold :), but they ame out very good regardless. Also skipped the dredging in flour part and sauted them slowly in a lightly oiled skillet. Even my 3 year old toddler loved them!Reply
I really liked this! DH wasn't as much of a fan. I think I made the patties a little too big so they were kind of mushy for his tastes. Anyway, they were very healthy and relatively easy so I call them a winner! I would suggest scaling the recipe up to 9 servings and then you use a whole box of tofu and a whole can of beans. It just makes more sense to me that way. I used curer powder instead of the written spices and subbed half the nuts with flax seeds. Loved those substitutions! Thanks for the great recipe rangapeach............Reply
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