Shiitake Brown Rice & Miso Burgers
I have been experimenting making burgers for a while but now I have a favourite recipe I want to share with you using some Japanese ingredients.
This recipe make three or four good size burgers and they freeze well so they are good to have on stand by when you don’t want to cook.
First cook one cup of brown rice until al dente . I cook brown rice like pasta.
Next in a food processor add one cup of drained chick peas to this add one heaped tablespoon of brown rice miso, 1/4 cup of finely grated carrot,1tablespoon of tamari or soy sauce,1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast,1tablespoon of brown rice vinegar and some fresh black pepper. And blend.
Next finely chop 1/4 cup of red bell pepper and 1/4 of red onion,1cup of shiitake mushrooms finely chopped and add this to a pan and sauté in a little toasted sesame oil until soft. Add this to the already processed ingredients and blend again.
Tip the ingredients into a bowl and add your cooked brown rice and some chopped parsley and mix together.
I find the easiest way to shape the burgers is with plastic wrap. Take a sheet and add about three heaped tablespoon of your ingredients and shape into a ball then press down to form a burger shape . Place your burger shapes on parchment paper and brush with a little tamari and sprinkle on some shichimi pepper for extra spice. If you don’t have any you could use cayenne pepper.
Bake in the oven until golden .
I have served my burgers in pitta breads or even made Japanese Moss burger type rice buns.
Serve with what ever relish you like here I served some with butternut squash fries and Japanese vegan kewpie Mayo which were delicious.