Guess what I did with the Tofu “Egg” Foo Yung leftovers. Since I had the extra patties, I made crispy rice buns for an Asian inspired burger. Basically it’s the same as the crispy rice cake with roasted vegetables that I’ve made before.
But this time I made them a little neater and rounder so they’re more like hamburger buns. I also made them on the thin side as I don’t need to be eating any extra carbs.
The sauce couldn’t be easier, it’s just a smear of vegetarian oyster sauce. Or skip the oyster sauce and go with spicy mayo (vegan mayonnaise and sriracha sauce), that was really good too. Topped with baby romaine lettuce. Om nom nom nom.
Crispy Rice Burger
1. Cook up a pot of short-grain rice such as glutinous or sushi rice. It needs to be some sort of sticky rice so the rice bun would stick and stay together. Make the tofu foo yung patties or some other patty for use in the burger.
2. While the rice is still warm but cooled enough to handle, scoop out a bit of rice onto a piece of plastic wrap. The plastic wrap will prevent the rice from sticking to everything. Gently squeeze the rice into a ball so it sticks together. Flatten and shape the rice with the rice paddle to fit the size of the patty you’re using for the burger. You can make it thick or thin.
3. Place the rounds of rice on a well oiled baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes on each side.
4. Assemble the burgers using whatever patties, fillings and condiments as desired. Serve immediately.