Jammin’ Rice Burgers


  • 4 c. cooked wild rice (I used canned rice, drained)
  • 3 lg eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 c. panko
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon. cumin
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon. kosher salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 T. grated sweet white onion
  • 2 Teaspoon. grated fresh garlic (or 2 cloves)
  • 2 Teaspoon. sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 c. cremini mushrooms diced small
  • 1 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese, packed
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 slices Gouda cheese
  • Canola or other high temperature tolerant oil, for preparing the grill
  • Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
  • 1 c. good quality raspberry preserves
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotles in adobo


  • Preheat gas grill to medium-high heat.
  • To make patties:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine well-drained rice, beaten eggs, panko, cumin, kosher salt, cayenne, black pepper, onion, garlic, smoked paprika, mayonnaise, mushrooms, parmesan cheese and worcestershire sauce. Mix well with a spatula or spoon. Spread the mixture into a 9X13 pan and put in refrigerator for ar least 10-12 minutes to allow the panko to soak up some of the wet ingredients and to make the mixture easier to handle.
  • While the mixture is chilling, mix raspberry preserves with the adobo sauce in small bowl and set aside.
  • Remove rice mixture from refrigerator and form into 6 equal patties, large enough to fit the potato rolls.
  • Oil the grill by soaking several paper towels with canola or other high temperature tolerant oil and coat the grates, holding the towels with tongs.
  • Carefully place the patties on the prepared grates and close the lid. Let cook 3-4 minutes per side. Use a quick motion to slide tour spatula under the burgers so that they don’t split. After flipping, place a slice of gouda on each patty. After flipping the patties, place the potato rolls cut-side down on the grill to toast.
  • To assemble, spread a generous layer of the raspberry chipotle sauce on the toasted side of the bottom bun, place patty on top of this and replace top of bun. Serve.