Easy to make and a joy to have in the fridge for those occasions when you need to eat on the run. Or my favourite … when you feel like treating yourself to a burger. Delicious to eat hot or cold, and packed full of protein!
1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 cup millet
150g silken tofu
1 teaspoon cayenne chilli powder
1 handful fresh parsley chopped finely
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 tablespoon tamari
2 tablespoons natural tomato paste
3 spring onions finely sliced
1/2 cup fine bourghal
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup grated celery
1/2 cup finely sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup sesame seeds
pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Coconut oil (organic, unrefined, virgin) for heating in the pan
** use organic and biodynamic ingredients where possible **
Put brown rice and millet in a pot of water. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat and simmer until cooked (approx 45 mins).
In the meantime, place tofu into a mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients: cayenne, coriander, garlic, tamari, tomato paste, onions, bourghal, carrot, celery, mushrooms, sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Mix well so that all ingredients are combined.
Once the rice and millet is cooked, leave the lid on for a further 15 minutes and then stir to ensure all the water is evaporated. This is very important, otherwise the mixture will be too wet.
Add the rice and millet to the tofu mixture. Mix until combined.
With your hands make the burger patties. Cook on both sides until golden brown, in a frying pan that is well-oiled with coconut oil.
Makes approx 12 burger patties.
To serve, add slices of avocado, fresh tomato and baby spinach for a delicious and nutritious vegan burger.
NUTRITION NOTES: MILLET
Millet is one of the oldest foods known to humans, is gluten-free and packed with vitamins and minerals. Although it is often called a grain, due to it’s grain-like consistency, millet is actually a seed. Millet is easily digested, alkaline and acts as a prebiotic to help feed important microflora in your gut. Millet is a good source of manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, fiber, protein and B vitamins.