Very Veggie Burgers

  • 1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 - 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 4 - 1 1/2 oz. slices provolone cheese, halved
  • 4 burger buns, split
  • Ketchup, if desired

Cook rice in water, as directed on the package.  In a food processor bowl with a metal blade, combine cooked rice, black beans, mushrooms, onions, roasted peppers and garlic mixture.  Pulse to coarsely chop mixture.  Add bread crumbs.  Pulse to mix.  DO NOT PUREE.

Shape mixture into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick.  Place on broiler pan.  Broil for 4 to 6 inches from heat for 10 to 12 minutes, or until patties are thoroughly heated, turning once.

Place 2 pieces of cheese on each patty.  Broil an additional minute or until cheese is melted.  Place lettuce and patties in buns.  (The buns are better toasted.) Add ketchup, if you like.

  • Yields: 4 burgers
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes