Delicious burgers made with nutritious wild rice!
Wild Rice Burgers [Vegan]
- 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice (or, 1 1/3 cups cooked wild rice)
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 6 tablespoons water
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 hamburger buns, or 6 slider buns
- Toppings of your choosing: avocado, caramelized onions, BBQ sauce
- Cook the wild rice according to the package directions.* Allow the rice to cool when done, or rinse with cold water to cool quickly. Set aside.
- Heat a small saute pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the onion and garlic. If the onion and garlic start to stick, add water or vegetable broth, 1 tablespoon at a time**. Cook until onions are translucent and soft, about 5-7 minutes.
- In a small dish, combine the ground flaxseed and water. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine the onion & garlic mixture, breadcrumbs, salt, oregano, thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Add the cooled wild rice and flaxseed mixture. Stir until well combined.
- Patty the burgers into your desired size. (This is a great place to stop if refrigerating or freezing the burgers for later in the week.)
- To cook, get out your griddle and heat to medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook until heated through and crispy**.
- Toast the buns of your choice on the griddle. Top with desired toppings. Enjoy!
- Consider making the wild rice ahead of time earlier in the day, or even a day in advance. - You can use a small amount of olive oil during these cooking points, however, you can cook without oil and it still turns out great!