What a versatile recipe! You can make this a side dish in
a casserole, or with more water , a soup, or less water, you can form it into burgers!
Most have tried the non meat burgers, such as boca burgers or Morning star sausages not made with meat but with soy. We used to have these all the time before being diagnosed. But that came to a quick end when the ingredients revealed modified food starch and wheat as flavorings. So this may be a wonderful alternative. I will give below the recipe from Patricia Bragg the heiress of the Bragg Health food fortune with some suggestions to make it taste more like the other veggie burgers.
4 carrots, chopped
2 onions , chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
4 garlic cloves , sliced
14 oz pkg lentils, uncooked
1 cup brown rice , uncooked
3 qts distilled or filtered water
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Bragg liquid aminos
1/3 Bragg sprinkle ( 24 herbs and spices) Not sure if this is GF
Wash and sort lentils, and drain, wash rice and sort as well. Place grains in large stainless steel pot. Add water. Bring to boil, reduce and simmer 30 minutes. Now add veggies and braggs seasoning and cook on low heat until tender. Last five minutes add fresh or canned tomatoes.
Chopped parsley and brewers yeast flakes ( used by many vegetarian cooks, can find at health food store, but use up before Passover!) make a great garnish. Mash to make burgers, or for soup add more water when cooking the grains.
You can add the yeast after cooking, it will give a slightly smoky flavor to the burgers which will taste more like the packaged ones, that is what they use. Also you can add a splash of smoke flavoring too. To make them more flavorful, saute your onions first in some olive oil until lightly browned and full of flavor, use red onions, as these are the healthiest!~
These can be topped with a slice of chreeze for a wonderful burger!