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


To Make the Burgers:

  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.

    Nutritional Information

    Total Calories: 351 | Total Carbs: 72 g | Total Fat: 1 g | Total Protein: 15 g | Total Sodium: 19 g | Total Sugar: 7 g Calculation not including salt and pepper to taste. Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.