Rice and Bean Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 4 ounces canned butter beans (rinsed and drained)
- 7 ounces brown rice (boiled)
- 1.75 ounces walnuts
- 1 ounces sunflower seeds
- .7 ounces coriander
- 2 spring onions (only the green parts)
- 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
- 1 slice of gluten free bread
- 3 tablespoons Olive oil
- salt (according to taste)
- black pepper (according to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Start by cooking your brown rice.
- In a big mixing bowl add the drained butter beans and mash them finely with a fork, leaving only a some lumps.
- Heat skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the raw walnuts and toast for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and golden brown. Let cool and move onto the next step.
- Chop up the spring onion (about half a centimeter in size) and the coriander and add it to the mixing bowl with the mashed beans.
- Soak your bread slice in water, drain it very good and also add it to the mixing bowl with the beans.
- Continue by chopping the toasted walnuts. And also add them to the mix.
- Next add the cooked rice(but first drain it from any liquid), then add all the spices, salt, oil, sesame and sunflower seeds.
- Mix everything well, you can also use your hands to bring all the ingredients together.
- Divide the mixture in 4 and start forming your patties. For smaller burgers you can divide it in 5 or 6.
- If grilling, heat the grill and brush the grill surface with oil to ease cooking. Otherwise, heat the same skillet you used earlier(to toss your walnuts) to medium heat.
- Once skillet is hot, add just enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of your skillet, then add your burgers . Otherwise, add burgers to the grill and close lid.
- Cook for 4-5 minutes on one side or until well browned, then flip gently. They aren't as firm as meat burgers, but will definitely hold their shape. Reduce heat if cooking/browning too quickly. Cook for another 3-4 minutes on other side.
- Remove burgers from the heat to let them cool slightly. While the burgers are cooling, prepare your toppings and sides and toast your buns.
- Serve burgers on their own, or on toasted buns with desired toppings.
Leftovers keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. If you want to make them ahead, put them in the freezer after they're cooled in reheat them in the oven on 356°F for 15min or until heated throughout.