Garden Mushroom, Wild Rice & Oat Burgers

Garden Mushroom, Wild RIce & Oat Burgers

I recently had a Garden Burger at one of our local cantinas, The Red Hen. The ingredients sounded like a great idea: mushrooms, onions, rolled oats, mozzarella and long grain rice – but I was disappointed…it really lacked flavor! So I decided to give those ingredients a try in my kitchen – adding a pinch of zing….and it worked! I’ll be making these more often this summer for everyone to enjoy….

Garden Mushroom, Wild Rice & Oat Burgers
18 whole cremini mushrooms
1 large vidalia onion
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
2 cups long grain wild rice
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon vegetable seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
1 egg (optional)
mozzarella cheese
4 onion rolls
Chipotle Mayonnaise (recipe below)

Gather your ingredients. Prepare Long Grain Wild Rice as package directs; set aside 2 cups.
Garden Mushroom, Wild Rice & Oat Burgers
Remove the stems from the bottom of the cremini mushrooms and chop. Peel and dice the vidalia onion. Heat the olive oil & butter in a large skillet. Sauté the mushrooms (alone) for 8 minutes. Add the onions and seasonings and sauté another 8 minutes.
Garden Mushroom, Wild Rice & Oat Burgers
Stir in the rolled oats and the cooked wild rice.
Garden Mushroom, Wild Rice & Oat Burgers
Remove from heat and place contents in a mixing bowl; cool slightly. These burgers don’t stay together like a traditional ‘burger’ so at this point you can add the egg to help the binding process. Shape into four patties. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat, spray with cooking spray. Cook Burgers  3-4 minutes on each side to crisp them up a bit; carefully flipping burgers so they remain intact. Top with a couple of slices of mozzarella cheese and cover skillet – allowing mozzarella to melt.
Garden Mushroom, Wild Rice & Oat Burgers
Meanwhile make the Chipotle Ranch Mayonnaise: In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon Marie’s Creamy Chipotle Ranch sauce. To assemble: Smother bottom onion bun with some Chipotle Ranch Mayo. Place Garden Mushroom, Wild Rice & Oat Burger on bottom bun and top with remaining onion bun. Serve immediately! Get some extra napkins ’cause this baby’s delicious…but messy!!
Garden Mushroom, Wild Rice & Oat Burgers
Enjoy!

Linda~

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