23 May 2011
National Vegetarian Week
It's the end of National Get Grilling Week and the beginning of National Vegetarian Week. I decided to ease myself into this week (well I had a very busy weekend, was on a printmaking course all day Saturday and Sunday and at a hen night on Saturday night), by trying out one of the recipes that came in the booklet with my George Foreman Grill. I have kind permission to publish the recipe.
I have changed the recipe a little. I used sweetcorn as suggested in the recipe, but I didn't take it off the cob myself, well come on, sometimes life is just too short. I also added 2 heaped teaspoons of cumin for a bit extra flavour and as the mixture seemed too wet I added the breadcrumbs from three whizzed up slices of wholegrain bread.
Santa Fe Veggie Burgers
1 cup steamed white rice cooked & cooled
½ cup of corn kernels
1 finely chopped green pepper
½ finely chopped white onion
2 heaped tsp cumin
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp black pepper coarsely ground
1 tsp lemon juice
breadcrumbs from 3 slices of wholegrain bread
4-6 wholegrain burger buns
toppings (mix and match)
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the rice, bread, corn, green pepper, onion, black pepper, lemon juice, cumin & chilli powder. Shape the vegetable-rice mixture into 4-6 patties and refrigerate for 2 hours. Place three of the patties at a time on a pre-heated grill for 6-7 minutes or until well browned. Place the patties in the hamburger buns & top with your choice of accompaniments. I lightly toasted the rolls before filling them.
The burgers were rather wet even with the breadcrumbs added, but they grilled well and were rather tasty. They did spread out a bit in my foreman grill. I was scared to lift the lid, but it worked out ok, even if they did look remarkably like Mickey Mouse.
If you are in the UK and would like the chance to win a George Foreman Family Grill, just enter my giveaway, there are several chances to win. You have until until Sunday 29 May 2011 to enter. Good luck!