Risotto Patty



The Vegan Stoner's Risotto Patty

16 comments:

Sue/the view from great island said...

I'm on a lifetime mission to devise the perfect veggie burger, and this is a great one to add to my collection---I love the wild rice in there!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

What a great idea!

Lucy Chapman said...

This is such a cool idea!

Lucy Loves To Cook

Mary said...

Wow... not I am really hungry. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing

Sarah said...

This looks so yummy!

Irina @ wandercrush said...

Your illustrations make my day. Those tofu squares.

Anonymous said...

Hehe, I get it. They're playing pattycake.

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond said...

Wonderful, simple idea. Anything with mushrooms and I'm there. I think they are one of my most used ingredients as they are so easy and versatile in many recipes! Thanks :)

Snack food said...

I eat risotto many times in restaurant. I must say its really very yummy. But this risotto patty is awesome.

BerryJelly said...

mmmm yummy yummy!! I love your blog.It's awesome!!

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neon genesis said...

/crying, omg so perf.

Loreli woods said...

Looks delicate!

Pat - vegan lover said...

I love mushrooms!

Joshua Tatro said...

Has anyone actually made these? I can't say I had much luck, which is rare for Vegan Stoner recipes, so I'll elaborate... I had a bunch of wild rice pilaf sitting around from a recent potluck event, so I decided to put it to use in this recipe. I doubled it all in the blender and ended up with a nice chunky batter-like substance, which didn't bode well, but I tried frying anyway seeing as the instructions said to pour it into the pan--very doable. Alas, no patty ever took shape, just a crust stuck to my skillet under a mound of mud-like disappointment. I then added more cooked rice and breadcrumbs and nutritional yeast to the mix, but still no patty. Any thoughts? I def didn't add too much soy milk because I didn't even have exactly a cup!

The Vegan Stoner said...

Hi Joshua,

Thanks for trying out the recipe.

The sunflower seeds add a crucial texture to the patties, so that might have caused a problem if there weren't any added. This really depends on how moist/dry the pilaf was before going into the blender.

We made the recipe two more times just to make sure it works. One thing we found is that the patties change immensely depending on the time spent in the blender (Step 2). We found that just a quick blend works best, about 2-3 seconds. Any longer and the mixture becomes too gooey, and the end result will turn out more like a rice pancake (still edible, though, as we found out).

We hope this helps, and we've changed Step 2 in your honor to specify a quick blend.

Joshua Tatro said...

Hola!

Thanks for your quick reply and sorry for my much belated one. As it happens, I did add the sunflower seeds originally, but didn't have quite enough so I supplemented with flax seeds to make up the difference figuring that it might affect the taste but not the consistency. Maybe they were problem...

In any case, I've also attempted the recipe a couple more times and the quick blend definitely helps, so thanks very much for that recommendation. Likewise, making fresh wild rice allowed me to make sure there wasn't as much moisture (the grains in my leftover pilaf were quite plump indeed, as I recall...), which I'm sure didn't hurt anything.

Also, if you're at all interested, I've found that these turn out very well broiled on a lightly greased baking sheet (one of my latter efforts to salvage my overly blended batter). The patties get a nice crispiness on top (or both sides--I flipped mine for good measure, but it probably wasn't necessary) in the oven that's a bit different from the griddle.

Anyway, thanks for your help/suggestions, not to mention all of the great recipes over the last few years of my existence as a vegetarian :)

--Josh

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