Brown Burger

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Total Time:
2.75 hours
Serves: 8
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250g brown basmati rice
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green capsicum, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 420g can red kidney beans, drained
  • 50g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 50g cashew nuts or peanuts, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Dried breadcrumbs for coating
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt and ground black pepper

How to Make Brown Burger

  • Cook rice until it's slightly overcooked and soft. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat butter and oil, and fry onion, capsicum, and garlic for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the spices and oregano. Cook for another minute.
  • Meanwhile, puree half of the kidney beans in a food processor and coarsely chop the remaining beans.
  • Mix the rice into the vegetables along with the bean puree, chopped beans, cheese, nuts, 1 egg, salt, and pepper.
  • Chill until firm and then shape into 8 burgers.
  • Beat the remaining egg, dip the burgers in it, and coat well in breadcrumbs.
  • Heat oil in a deep fat fryer to 180 deg C. Fry for 3-4 minutes until crisp and golden.
  • Drain and serve with tomato sauce.