Parmesan Rice Burger
Makes 2 burgers
These burgers have a very nice cheese taste and are easy to make.
1 cup cooked brown rice, set aside until cool enough to handle
3 Tablespoons vegan bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons vegan parmesan cheese
¼ cup (4 Tablespoons) vegan shredded mozzarella or Monterey jack
¼ cup (4 Tablespoons) marinara sauce plus some for topping after cooked
2 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons warm water
1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch or egg replacer *
Olive oil spray
1- Preheat toaster oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking tray with aluminum foil and spray generously with oil spray.
2- Mix all ingredients together except water and cornstarch in a bowl.
3- In a small bowl mix together the water and cornstarch or egg replacer and using a small whisk or fork make sure there are no lumps and it is thoroughly dissolved. Then add to the rice mixture and mix well.
4- Form into two burgers. Place burgers on tray and bake for 20 minutes.
5- Open oven and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes.
6- Top with warmed marinara sauce and enjoy. (About 4 tablespoons each burger or to taste)
G Notes- You can save the other burger in a container in the refrigerator for later. To reheat the burger place it in a microwave on top of a paper towel. Microwave for 2 minutes. (microwave times vary). Top with marinara.
Serving ideas- Steamed veggies go nice with this burger. You could also make a salad.
* Egg replacer has a powder consistency and can be found in an organic or health food store. The Brand I use is by Ener- G.