Happy Labor Day Weekend, dear prayer friends…
Looking for something a little different for that end-of-summer cookout? Here’s a recipe to please the vegetarians in your crowd and it’s even gluten-free! Make a big batch of these veggieburgers and freeze the extras for another impromptu barbecue.
1 1/3 cups rice (uncooked)
4 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup onion, chopped
2/3 cup green pepper, chopped
2/3 cup carrots, shredded
3 eggs, beaten (optional, leave out for vegans)
2/3 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup rice flour or oats
2/3 cup ground flax seed
tamari soy sauce
olive oil for frying
Cook rice in a pot with water and salt (bring to a boil on high, turn heat to low, put on lid, and simmer for 50 minutes, rice should be sticky — you could also do this in a rice-cooker). Let rice cool a little.
Next saute the onions and peppers about 5 minutes. Add the veggies and carrots to the rice. Mix in the eggs and grains. Season to taste with soy sauce, salt and a dash of cayenne. Form into patties. If it’s not sticky enough, you can add another egg. If it’s too sticky, add more grains. Brown in oil on both sides in a hot skillet. These also work on the grill on a grill mat. Serve with lettuce and tomatoes. A slice of dairy-free cheese melted on top is also yummy.
Enjoy your summer cookout!
Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Psalm 90:1-2 (NKJV)
Scripture from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.