Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cookbook Lottery #1 - Betty Crocker's Spicy (Vegan) Rice Patties

The first Cookbook Lottery Recipe is from Betty Crocker's Cookbook.

Spaghetti and Spicy Rice Balls (Pg 374)
This recipe was originally for "Spaghetti and Spicy Rice Balls" but, in typical Tracie fashion, I felt like changing things up a bit so instead of rice balls, I decided to make rice patties and forgo the spaghetti.

Betty Crocker's Spicy (Vegan) Rice Patties
(Makes 4 Patties)

1 Cup (uncooked) Carolina Brown Rice
1 Tbsp Osem "Chicken Style" Consomme
1/2 Cup Quaker Quick Oats
1 Medium Onion, Chopped
1/4 Bread Crumbs (Italian Flavored)
1 tsp Dried Basil
1 tsp Dried Oregano
1/4 tsp Ground Red Pepper (Cayenne)
1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed mixed with water (to replace the egg called for in the original recipe)
1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds (just dump in the bowl)
1/4 Cup Soy Milk
Wheat Germ
Cooking Oil

Cook rice as per the directions on the package. After you bring the water to a boil, stir in Osem consomme, then reduce to a simmer.

While the rice is cooking, mix together oats, onion, bread crumbs, basil, oregano, red pepper, flax and flax mixture. When the rice is done cooking, add the rice and soy milk to the mixture and mix until everything is well blended.

Divide mixture into four (4) sections, shape each section into a ball and then flatten to make a patty.

Coat a large plate (big enough to fit the patties) with wheat germ. Place the patties on the plate and then cover with more wheat germ until fully coated.

In a large frying pan, pour in about an inch of oil and heat it. (It's hot enough to use when you insert the handle of a wooden spoon and it starts to bubble around it.)

Place the patties in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for about 3 minutes. Cooking times may vary, so just keep on eye on them. When a nice light brown crust forms, they're finished.

Cover the large plate, that you used for the wheat germ, with a couple of paper towels and then place the patties on the plate. This will help to absorb any excess oil.

The patty tastes great on it's own but I'm sure it would taste awesome with a sauce on it as well.

Spoiler Alert!
The next "Cookbook Lottery" recipe will be from the Veganomicon! Stay tuned!

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