Grainburgers – GF

Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.  Matthew 24:45-46 (NKJV)

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 veggie-burgers 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 ground pumpkin seeds
  • 2/3 cup ground sesame seeds
  • 2/3 cup ground sunflower seeds
  • coconut aminos
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • 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 sauté the onions and peppers about 5 minutes.  Add the veggies and carrots to the rice.  Mix in the eggs and ground seeds (you can substitute other grains and seeds you have on hand… flax, chia, walnuts, etc). Season to taste with coconut aminos, 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 goat cheese 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.

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