Monday, November 12, 2012

A "Big Red" Burger

One hour. Two people. A delicious meal made from scratch.

Adzuki Bean and Red Rice Burgers:
Jeremy named it "Big Red" 

3/4 cup dry adzuki beans 
1 bay leaf
2/3 cup dry red rice
1 large carrot shredded
1/2 yellow onion chopped finely
1 celery stalk chopped finely
3 cloves garlic minced
1 egg
2 tbsp olive oil (and extra for frying)
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
sea Salt
freshly ground black pepper 
cayenne pepper
2-3 tbsp flour (as needed)

"WOW! I could eat this by the spoonfuls!"
- A happy husband with homemade ketchup
Soak adzuki beans overnight. Rinse and cook with one bay leaf until soft. Drain excess water.
Rinse and cook red rice on your stove top or with a rice cooker.
While the beans and rice are cooking, prepare the remaining ingredients.
When the rice and beans are done, combine all the ingredients. Add flour to thicken (as needed). 
Heat olive oil in frying pan. 
Fry 4-5 minutes per side.

We ate these with freshly baked buns Jeremy made and some ketchup I whipped up on the stove top from four whole tomatoes, one clove garlic, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, salt, pepper, date sugar and vinegar. 
So delicious!

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