Wednesday, January 13, 2016

backened bleu cheese home made veggie burger patty recipe

backened bleu homemade rice and mushroom veggie burger patties

It looks like a beautiful ground beef burger, doesn't it? But it's got a secret.'s vegetarian!

backened bleu cheese home made veggie burger patty recipe

Ok, so I know that's these burgers aren't paleo! But when we decided to try the paleo diet Noah and I both decided there would be certain things we would 'cheat' with. These delicious, crispy-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside blackened bleu cheese veggie burger patties are literally one of the best burgers I have ever eaten, store bought veggie burgers and meat included! I'm sharing the recipe with you today that you may also learn to love them. Click through to learn how to make these at home, yourself!

Before we start, I'm going to talk a little bit about the main ingredient in these burgers; Black rice. You can absolutely substitute brown or even white rice in this recipe and it will still be amazing (I know, I've tried it) but I used black rice in this recipe for it's color, flavor and nutritional content.

Black rice cooks much like brown rice, and tastes a little 'nuttier' then regular white rice too. Additionally it has much more fiber and protein then plain white rice, so it's a much healthier option. It's delicious on it's own as a white rice alternative, and perfect for these veggie burgers! You can sometimes find it in the bulk foods section of the grocery store, but I really recommend buying it online, it's much easier and most of the time cheaper too.  

Blackened Bleu cheese home made rice and mushroom veggie burger patty recipe


3 cups cooked black rice (dry-ish, it works best if you cook it and let it sit uncovered in the refrigerator a while. Think leftover rice!)
1/4 cup black beans, drained
1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1 Tbsp blackened seasoning
1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles
1/2 cup minced red onions
1/4 cup flax seed meal (this isn't necessary, but helps bind and add protein and fiber)
6 eggs
salt and pepper

the process

1. In a large mixing bowl, mix your rice, all your ingredients except for the eggs. Stir well to make sure the rice, beans, cheese and veggies are evenly coated in the spices.

2. Mix in your eggs, and stir well. You want to make sure everything is evenly coated in egg. You also can't let this mixture just sit while you're cooking either, or all the egg will sink to the bottom and you'll get burgers that are falling apart! Just give it a good mix every few minutes. 

3. Coat a large frying pan with a thin coat of extra virgin olive oil, and heat to a medium heat. 

4. Scoop your mixture onto the pan in little burger sized pancakes. Let cook completely on one side and set in the middle, then flip and cook the other side. Congrats, you made blackened bleu veggie burgers!

I always top mine with extra bleu cheese and a sprinkle more of blackened seasoning, sauted mushrooms and a thick slice of red onion. And yes, in case you're wondering, these are totally worth cheating on my paleo diet for! These are probably one of my favorite recipes of all time. 

backened bleu homemade rice and mushroom veggie burger patties

If you love this recipe as much as I do, you should also check out my southwest veggie burger recipe

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  1. Daaaaang these look like the best veggie burgers I've EVER seen!!

  2. These look amazing! Pinning for later!

  3. Definitely fooled me into thinking they were meat burgers rather than veggie burgers. What a great alternative to the typical recipe. The bun looks yummy too...what kind is that? Such an informative post, Raia! I never knew that glutten-free grains can be a wreck in your system as well. Something I will definitely keep in mind. I also love that you included some recipes to support your steps. It's definitely a great resource to start with! Thanks for sharing on #SHINEbloghop this week! Always lovely to see you join us.

  4. Oh my, these look yummy! I love a good veggie burger. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight Party. See you again soon.

  5. Holy cow (no pun intended) Jessica...these sound divine and right up my alley. Mushrooms (check), Blue Cheese (check) and black rice (in my pantry!). Going to give them a try. Thanks for sharing this yummy idea.

    Hugs, Lynn

  6. I must say these are mighty good looking burgers. Thanks for sharing on #overthemoon

  7. These look amazing! I'm so glad they're vegetarian.

  8. Now that, my dear, has me drooling all over my computer. If it wasn't time for bed I'd run out for ingredients!

  9. Jessica, This looks amazing! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It!

  10. Love Black rice and these sound and look yummy! Pinned it. Stopping by from the Wednesday Showcase.

  11. Love this homemade vegan burger. Looks delicious, thanks Sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. Pinning, tweeting.

  12. This burger looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!