Mushroom-Rice Burgers With Cheddar Cheese

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 442


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, medium, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces mushrooms, white, wiped clean with dampened paper towels and finely chopped
1 cup brown rice, cooked
1/2 cup oats, quick
4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about 3/4 cup)
1 egg, lightly beaten
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons bread crumbs, fine, dry, if needed
1 tomato, fresh, ripe, large, thinly sliced
1 onion, large, thinly sliced (optional)
pickle slices
1/2 head iceburg lettuce, thinly sliced
4 hamburger buns, whole-wheat
ketchup and / or mayonnaise and / or mustard


1. Prepare the burger mixture. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft but not brown, about 4 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and most of the mushroom liquid has evaporated, about 4 minutes.

2. Stir in the brown rice and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the oats, cheese, and egg. Add salt and pepper. If the mixture seems wet, add the bread crumbs. Cover the mixture and refrigerate until firm, 3 to 4 hours.

3. Line a baking sheet or large plate with plastic wrap. Wet your hands slightly and form the vegetable mixture into 4 patties. Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. Preheat the grill to high.

5. When ready to cook, place a vegetable grate on the hot grill and preheat it for 5 minutes. Arrange the tomato and onion slices, pickles, and lettuce on a platter and set aside. Oil the vegetable grate and place the patties on it. Grill, turning carefully with a spatula, until nicely browned on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes per side. As the burgers cook, toast the buns over the flames as well. Serve as you would any burger, piling the buns high with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and smearing on the ketchup, mayonnaise, or mustard-or all three.

Serves 6

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 442
Calories from Fat: 136

This Mushroom-Rice Burgers With Cheddar Cheese recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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