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Sunny Burgers (vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free) March 22, 2011

These burgers are really substantial and super-satisfying, because of the richness and nutritional-density of the sunflower seeds, which are tiny powerhouses of protein, fiber, iron, calcium, necessary fats and other critical nutrients that’ll keep you going a long time.

Makes 8-10 burgers

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 small red onion or 1/2 large, chopped

2 large cloves garlic, chopped

1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice

1 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds

1 carrot, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup cilantro or parsley, chopped

Sauté all the ingredients except the cooked rice and cilantro or parsley in the olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium heat. Cook for about 12 minutes, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften. Process the cilantro or parsley in a food processor. Add the vegetable and sunflower seed mixture, in batches if necessary, and process until ground and sticky. Refrigerate the mixture until it cools, a half hour or more. Form patties and cook in a little bit of olive or grape seed oil in a large sauté pan or griddle. Cook the burgers about 5 minutes on each side, or until browned.






One Response to “Sunny Burgers (vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free)”

  1. christine Says:

    I think I might have dinner sussed for tonight now! These will be great with some potatoes and green beans from the garden. Yummy:)

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