Sunday, June 19, 2011

HOME MADE VEGGIE BURGERS

1/4 C  uncooked instant rice
1/4 C boiling water
1/2 C broccoli florets
4  fresh mushrooms
1/2 small red bell pepper cut up
1 can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
1 egg
1 clove of garlic
1/2 t  seasoned salt
1 t instant chopped onion
3 T olive oil
4 whole wheat hamburger buns split
Toppings: what ever you like on a hamburger.

In med. bowl  , stir rice and boiling water, cover and let stand 5 min. drain if necessary.
Next in a food processor, put broccoli, mushrooms and bell pepper ( do not puree) Stir veggies into rice.
Add means egg, garlic and seasoned salt to the food processor. Cover process until smooth. Stir bean mixture and onion and bread crumbs into veggie mixture.
Using about 1/2 cup veggie mixture for each patty, shape into four 1/2 inch thick patties.
In a 10 inch non stick skillet , heat oil over med high heat. Cook patties in oil 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until brown and crisp. Serve on buns with toppings of your choice.
Enjoy!

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