Wild Rice Burger Recipe: Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Wild Rice Burger Recipe: Vegan, Dairy and Gluten Free

wild rice burger recipe gluten free dairy free veganWe were out to eat at my now favorite Minnesota restaurant, Tavern on the Hill when I tried their wild rice burger. I was floored. Who knew a burger made mostly of rice would be so incredibly delicious?! I scanned the description and made a mental note. When I got home, I did my best to re-create their delicious wild rice burger recipe with one little change; Tavern on the Hill uses Panko bread crumbs and having a gluten intolerance those don’t always sit too well. 

Now, this is lengthier than most of my recipes but I promise it’s worth it. Especially if you have dietary restrictions

This recipe you can use traditional bread crumbs or my substitute which is simply oat flour. I blend my gluten free oats in my NutriBullet for 30 seconds and voila! Gluten free oat flour before my eyes. 

The inspiration behind my burger not only came with gluten but with a ton of different cheeses as well. As luck would have it, thanks to some creativity and excessive training in the ways of vegan cookingI was able to bust out a gluten and dairy free and vegan friendly wild rice burger recipe. Included in this recipe is a recipe for cashew “cheese” I used this as a molding to hold the burger together as well as as a spread on top of the completed burger. This recipe also calls for parmesan cheese which is the one dairy exception but can easily be replaced with a vegan friendly dairy alternative, which is what I used in the original recipe.

Wild rice burgers are great for get togethers, or if you are trying to keep a diet friendly option available for yourself or friends and family. Like I said, I was blown away when I first took a bite of these burgers I am so happy to now bring all the flavors home with me.

What the critics had to say

“I don’t really like them. Not very much. I just eat them because I want dessert.”
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“I like them without the salad”

Ingredients

wild rice burger recipe vegan gluten free dairy free

 For the Burger

4 cups water for boiling
1 cup brown rice
1 cup basamati rice
3/4-1 cup bread crumbs or oat flour
1 cup parmesan cheese or vegan parmesan
1 cup lightly packed spinach
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper

For the cashew “cheese”

1 cup cashews
1/4 onion
1 clove garlic
1 tsp parsley
1/2 lemon
1-2 tsp salt

Making the burger:

  1. Place rices and water into large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Thinly slice onion and crush garlic.
  3. Once rice is boiling, add onion, garlic, turmeric, cumin, salt, white pepper and parsley to the pot.
  4. Boil for 15-20 minutes until water is absorbed.
  5. Set mixture aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Chop spinach into small pieces. (the smaller the better)
  7. Scoop 3 giant cups of rice mixture into separate bowl.
  8. Add bread crumbs, spinach, parmesan and 1/2 of cashew mixture.
  9. Mix. Mixture should be binding together. If not, add more of your flour mixture a little at a time. You should be able to form the mixture into “rice balls”
  10. Add rice balls to frying pan. Let them cook 1 minute before flattening with spatula. Cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side.

wild rice burger recipe vegan gluten free dairy free

Making the cashew cheese

  1. Add all ingredients to blender or food processor.
  2. If mixture has difficulty blending, add 1 Tablespoon of water at a time.
  3. Should blend until creamy and smooth.

 Tips on Toppings!

Just mayo chipotle*Don’t forget to add your remaining cashew cheese as a spread on the top of your burger. Also, to give your burger a little added kick (which I highly recommend) I suggest picking up Just Mayo’s Chipotle seasoned. This is a totally vegan mayo substitute that doesn’t have soy in it! On top of these must haves, we love adding purple onion, tomato and lettuce to our wild rice burger.

 

wild rice burger recipe vegan gluten free dairy free

Try along side some of these favorites!

Drink:

Low Sugar Mojito

Desserts:

Healthy Snicker Bites

Banana Ice Cream

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Alexis @FITnancials | 17th May 17

    This looks amazing! I’m vegan and love trying new vegan burger recipes. 🙂

    • heartsoulwhole@gmail.com | 17th May 17

      It’s great. I’ve done so many black bean burgers, quinoa…this one took the cake for me. I just had to create my own!

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