Truly Tasty Tofu Burgers!
I’m always in search of a good veggie burger that’s firm and chewy, with lots of flavor, and I like this recipe because the texture of the burgers is very, well, burger-like! It’s also really easy, and there’s lots of room for variation.
- 1 cup cooked rice, white or brown
- 1 cup diced firm tofu, well drained
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large egg, whisked
- Cooking oil
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the rice, tofu, garlic, scallions, parsley, and paprika in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Taste and season with salt and pepper until the mixture has a lot of flavor. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the whisked egg to form a thick dough. Shape the dough into 6 patties.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add just enough oil to coat the bottom. Cook the burgers on the first side for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden, then gently flip and cook on the second side for 5 minutes. Transfer the burgers to the baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes, or until they’re firm and cooked through on the inside.
Serve hot on buns, cabbage leaves, or lettuce leaves, and top with your favorite condiments.