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Savory Mushroom and Rice Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

The burgers in this recipe are both savory and earthy, thanks to the lightly seasoned mushrooms and rice. They can be fried or grilled — the choice is yours, and either one is delicious! Serve it on toasted buns with plenty of greens.

Savory Mushroom and Rice Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


  • 8-10 chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Small bunch parsley
  • 1/2 of 1 zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon  paprika
  • A pinch of chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 1 cup cooked rice


  1. Finely chop the mushrooms, onion, garlic, and parsley stalks and fry in a nonstick pan for approximately 5-6 minutes until softened. Grate the zucchini and add it to the pan with the oregano, paprika, chili flakes, and seasoning and fry for another 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Transfer everything into a large bowl.
  2. Blend half of the cooked rice and then add that into the bowl, along with the remaining cooked rice, parsley leaves, and flour. Mix everything together by pressing it firmly with your hands until it binds together. Shape the mixture into burgers, put on a plate, and put in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight.

To Fry the Burgers:

  1. Place the burgers in a frying pan with a drizzle of oil and cook for 3 minutes on one side. then flip and cook for 3-4 minutes on the other side.

To Grill the Burgers:

  1. If grilling then place under the grill for around 4 minutes on each side.




I started VegHotPot in 2011 as a way to document the recipes I was creating after turning vegetarian. My passion for cooking teamed with my need to be on a tight budget meant I produced simple, whole food based meals that didn't cost the earth. I hope my recipes inspire people to cook from scratch, include more vegetables in their diet and most importantly to try something new.



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99 comments on “Savory Mushroom and Rice Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Fransia Markou
8 Months Ago

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Colleen Coleman
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Kristina Wilson
8 Months Ago

Looks yummy but thats hella carbs. How about a burger made out of veggies or beans?

Zoya Stevenson
8 Months Ago


Emma Scholz Bertrand
04 Feb 2016

those look good!! thanks

Franca Garimani
8 Months Ago

Isabella Garimani niam

Kerrin Kilmartin
8 Months Ago

Glenn- Yummmm!

Helena Louise
8 Months Ago

Jamie McGrath can you make me this please xx

Jamie McGrath
05 Feb 2016

I'll have to try them out first lol.. xo

Edward Khong
8 Months Ago

Where's the beef?

Mimi Von Meffe
8 Months Ago

Kara L. Dalcin

Lauren Tufnell
8 Months Ago

Maddy Harbach Butterworth gluten free :P

Maddy Harbach Butterworth
04 Feb 2016

Aww yay need to try these :P

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