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Sweet and spicy rice burgers with avocado buns

Sweet and spicy rice burgers with avocado buns

  • Serves: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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    For the sweet potato rice patties
    ¼ cup Spekko Saman Brown Rice
    1 medium-sized sweet potato, peeled and chopped into quarters
    1 onion, diced
    2 spring onions, sliced
    handful of fresh, mixed herbs, chopped
    1 tsp turmeric
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp paprika
    salt & pepper to taste
    1 tbsp olive oil

    For the avocado burger bun
    2 avocados
    butter lettuce
    red onion rings
    sliced tomatoes
    sliced cheddar cheese
    tomato relish
    sesame seeds


    1. First make the rice patties: Cook the Spekko rice as per the instructions on the pack.
    2. Add the chopped sweet potato to a pot with boiling water. Boil over a high heat for 15 – 20 minutes until the potato is soft. Drain and mash the potatoes and cool for 10 minutes.
    3. Mix the cooked rice and mashed potatoes.
    4. Fold through the chopped onion, spring onion, peppers and herbs.
    5. Add the turmeric, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper, mix through.
    6. Using your hands, shape mixture into balls just bigger than a golf ball. Flatten slightly with your hands. (You should be aiming to fit the burger into an avocado).
    7. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
    8. Fry the rice patties for 1 – 2 minutes, flip over and continue to cook until golden and crispy.
    9. To assemble: Slice the avocados length-wise in half. Remove the pip and peel away the skin from the avocado halves.
    10. Place a lettuce leaf onto each of the bottom avocado halves, top with a slice of red onion, tomato, a sweet potato rice patty, a slice of cheese and some relish. Place the second avocado half over the top.
    11. Sprinkle sesame over the top of each avocado. Gently press the seeds into the surface of the avocado flesh so that they remain in place. Serve and ENJOY!

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