Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gaines Burgers AKA Brown Rice Power Patties

Remember Gaines Burgers?  That's the name I'm giving to  Brown Rice Power Patties, a fantastic recipe my mother sent me to combat the afternoon sugar cravings.  They are delicious.  Heres' the recipe so you can make your own Gaines Burgers Brown Rice Power Patties:

Brown Rice Power Patties
231 Kcals, 10 grams protein each.

2 cups cooked brown rice
4 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese -----grated
1 1/2 cups finely-grated carrots
1/2 cup raw sunflower seed
1/2 cup raw or toasted sesame seeds
3 eggs
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups toasted slivered almonds or dry roasted peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mist a baking sheet with non-stick spray.  In a mixing bowl, combine cooked rice, grated cheese, carrots and seeds.  Combine the eggs and seasonings in the food processor and blend for about 5 seconds. Add nuts and process another 5 seconds. if using dry roasted peanuts you may need to process them an extra 5 seconds. Don't over-process the nuts; their texture is important. Add to rice mixture and mix thoroughly.

Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop mixture onto baking sheet, and form into plump patties about 3/4 inch thick. I pack the measuring cup firmly and rinse it between scoops so that the mixture drops out more or less cleanly formed, ready to be patted our a bit more and shaped the rest of the way. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then turn patties over and bake 10 minutes more. Transfer patties to rack, flipping them so their toastier side show.

If you're not eating them the same day, keep in the refrigerator. They will easily last at least a week if kept cold and stored in an airtight container.

1 comment:

  1. Well, yes, I do remember them. Took a bite out of one once. Convinced my little sister to try one. (Hey, we were like, 8 and 6!) Sure beat the rat poison we found behind the stove!