July 8th, 2010

As promised - Sesame-ginger veggie burgers :)

I've been on a frugal cooking kick this week. The inventions worked out well!

2 cups cooked beans (I used soybeans for their light flavor)
1 carrot, diced
1/4 onion, diced
1/2 cooked grain (rice, bulgur, etc)
3 TB red miso (or to taste)
1 TB fresh ginger
1 TB sesame oil
1 TB sesame seeds

Mash and mix the beans with the red miso. Set aside. Chop or use the food processor to dice up the veggies, garlic and ginger. Combine all ingredients with the mashed beans. Form into burger-sized patties (or small balls, if you want to make croquettes instead. Brush a baking sheet lightly with sesame oil. Place patties on the sheet and bake at 180C for 30 minutes or until browned. Makes about 6 burger-sized patties.

Bonus: Easy Raisin-Almond Couscous

2 cups boiling water
1 cup couscous
1 TB olive oil
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup raisins
1 chopped water-sauteed onion
3/4 cup sliced almonds
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Combine boiling water with couscous, raisins, olive oil and salt in a heat-proof bowl. Cover and let sit about 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Add the onion, almonds and cinnamon. Makes about 4-6 servings.