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The Ultimate Agrarian Rice Burgers

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Wild Rice in BURGER form!

That is what we are bringing today for the aftermost column in our Feeding a Burst Affection series.

And it’s absolutely adapted that this is a column for Wild Rice Burgers, because a) agrarian rice burgers are other-worldly delicious:


Wild Rice Burgers.

and b) because our acceptable accompany arrive us over a few nights ago and served up the Minnesota good-friend-good-neighbor vibes by authoritative us – yes, you apperceive it – agrarian rice burgers.

The burger compound comes from a restaurant in Duluth that I anticipate aloof about every Minnesotan knows and loves. The Duluth Grill? Do you apperceive it? The Duluth Barbecue specializes in what I would call as booth aliment with a hipster feel – for a prime example, AGRARIAN RICE BURGERS. If you are apprehensive if this abode has anytime been on the archetypal Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, again you accept the appropriate idea. (And yes, it has been.) This restaurant packs in lots of vegetarian dishes, about everything made from scratch, and aught pretenses.

So the alone affair I can anticipate of that would be bigger than bistro a agrarian rice burger from the Duluth Barbecue is bistro a agrarian rice burger in the abundance of your friends’ accommodation area they ask you anxious questions and accord you time and amplitude to allocution about this adamantine division of your life. Aboveboard and Emma, you are awesome. ♡

Wild Rice Burgers on a tray.

When it comes to how to serve these crispy-chewy patties up, you’ve got a few choices. If you appetite to airing bottomward the carb-on-carb road, the agrarian rice burgers can absolutely go on a bun. Or bread. The aboriginal adaptation of this burger at the Duluth Barbecue is absolutely served up on beeline bread, patty-melt style.

Personally, I adopt the burger to angle on its own, and I usually melt a allotment of cheese on top and top it with an olive-oil-arugula-avocado-hot-sauce combo. Should you add an egg for a breakfast situation? Maybe. Is it a burger salad? Maybe. Is it defective a lil polish? Maybe.

But added importantly, is it a absolute ten for your athirst mouth? Yes.

Wild Rice Burger on a plate with a fork.

After we absent Afton, I absolutely didn’t apperceive how I was activity to get aback into this. Blogging, I mean. Autograph about recipes.

To be able to take my assignment and accomplish it fit into my accepted mindset of affliction and adulation has been above healing for me. And I owe that to you.

Thank you for not alone acknowledging this little series but absolute accommodating in it with us. We all adulation to abhorrence on the internet sometimes, but dang. There are a lot of acceptable things about the internet, and watching you guys appoint with this alternation in account of food, adulation and our son Afton has been one of them.

Wild Rice Burger on a plate with a fork and avocado.

Now go accomplish a agrarian rice burger and feel ABSOLUTE ACCEPTABLE about it.

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Wild Rice Burgers on serving platter.

The Ultimate Agrarian Rice Burgers

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


These are THE ULTIMATE agrarian rice burgers and I ability alike say the best vegetarian burgers I’ve anytime had. The compound comes from the Duluth Barbecue Cookbook.


  • 5 cups wild rice, cooked – see notes
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, finely diced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 cup panko (breadcrumbs)
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional, to taste, for heat)
  • oil for the pan


  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Using a 1-cup barometer cup, beat up rice admixture and anatomy into patties. If the admixture is too wet, aloof add addition 1/2 cup of panko or pop it in the fridge for a few minutes to advice it stick together.
  3. Heat a little bit of oil over average aerial heat. Add the patties and pan fry until accurately browned on both sides.
  4. Top with slices of Muenster cheese. Serve on a bun (or not!) with barbecue sauce, hot sauce, abracadabra blooming sauce, ALL THE SAUCE. Additionally arugula, avocado, and beyond. You’ve alone aloof begun.


I begin that 1 1/2 cups raw agrarian rice was about the appropriate bulk to crop 5 cups adapted agrarian rice.

This was served to us with a ancillary of broiled cauliflower which was aloof absolute perfection. They went calm beautifully.

To get your cheese nice and ooey-gooey, add it to the burgers for the aftermost few account of pan frying and awning with a lid.

To make advanced or allowance to someone, aloof benumb the burgers on a area pan until alone arctic solid and again abundance calm in a freezer bag.

Worth acquainted that I accept approved abbreviation the mayo but it never turns out as good. I do, however, add added mushrooms and as continued as the ratios of all the added capacity are as-written, it comes out great.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: agrarian rice burgers, agrarian rice recipe, vegetarian burgers

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m allergic to gluten, so aliment crumbs aren’t accessible for me. Do you anticipate chia seeds or arena beat seeds would assignment as a substitute?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I can’t allege about this compound specifically, but I use arena flaxseed, arena almond meal, and chickpea-breadcrumbs as substitutes for breadcrumbs in recipes and they all assume to assignment appealing well. Chia seeds are abundant for arresting damp and expanding, but I use them added for an egg backup than for breadcrumb replacement. I’d be absorbed to see how they would assignment out though.

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        Hi! I aloof capital to acknowledgment that I fabricated these this weekend with arena flaxseed instead of breadcrumbs and they captivated calm aloof as able-bodied as with breadcrumbs. I acclimated aloof 3/4 cup of arena flaxseed, and again I air-conditioned the admixture for at atomic an hour afore I formed them into patties. PERFECT!

        Also, I accept fabricated them 3 times now (they’re cool delicious), and for me, it is best if I accomplish them the admeasurement of my better spatula, because they are abundant easier to flip. So I anatomy them into 1/2 cup-sized ovals.

        Finally, I accept had to use beneath mayo 2 of the 3 times – aloof 1 cup instead of 1.5 cups because I accomplish bootleg mayo and I never accept that much. I can acquaint they’re not absolutely as rich, but the acidity is still cool bomb. This is a abundant compound and responds decidedly able-bodied to baby modifications! Adore it!

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I accept gluten allergies too. You can accomplish bootleg gluten chargeless breadcrumbs absolutely easy. Artlessly alloy some gluten chargeless aliment up in a blender (such as Udi’s or Banker Joes) until it looks like breadcrumbs. Again acknowledgment them on the stove until hardly aureate brown.

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Thank you for the aperitive recipe! Can you amuse acquaint me if you can benumb these afore cooking? Also, what about affable on the grill?

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          Krista @ Compression of Yum

          Hi Joy! Yes you can benumb the burgers above-mentioned to cooking. We haven’t approved authoritative these burgers on the grill. I’m absorbed to say they’d accept a adamantine time blockage calm if you put them anon on the grates. However, it may assignment to baker them up on antithesis or in a casting adamant bucket on the grill. If you accord it a try, we’d adulation to apprehend back!

    3. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I’m bedeviled with The Duluth Barbecue and these burgers! They appear GF at the restaurant so it’s odd that the cookbook uses breadcrumbs. The server said they use ashamed up rice Chex to accomplish them GF. He didn’t say how much, so I’d try a cup for cup substitute?

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept been attractive advanced to these posts every Tuesday and Thursday these aftermost weeks, and your mini-steps appear healing are so comforting. Befitting all of these recipes in my aback abridged for those hours of need.

    Wild Rice Burgers Broiled Cauliflower sounds like a abundant combination! I ability aloof accelerate these forth with a bag of able cauliflower and baking instructions for my acquaintance because that admixture sounds adamantine to beat.

    Thank you for administration your journey. <3 Big hugs. <3

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      That’s a abundant idea. It was actively a absolute combo, article about the bawdiness of both aloof formed absolutely well.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Yum – I am authoritative these this weekend! I adjure that God continues to appearance you the way. Blessings to you!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    i achievement you are planning some blazon of folio or class for all of these recipes in the alternation <3 it has been such a different and able alternation and i appetite to be able to admission it back i charge to accomplish a acquaintance or ancestors affiliate feel admired via aliment delivery! the duluth grill…adding addition restaurant to try in the midwest…dang i charge a appointment to minnisota…you guys are acquisitive all the acceptable restaurants 😉

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    Courtney Loehr Greene

    These attending amazing. This alternation is so appropriate – animated it’s healing. Accept you approved application low fat mayo? Or aloof balloon about it and use the absolute deal?:)

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I fabricated them today with low-fat mayo because I couldn’t accompany myself to application that abundant absolute mayo. I anticipate they would apparently aftertaste aloof a bit bigger with the absolute deal, but they were appealing abundant nonetheless.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thank you, acknowledge you, acknowledge you!!!! As a adolescent Minnesotan I am in on the Big Abstruse association from added states don’t know. Agrarian rice burgers are THE BEST. I accord the bend to Fitger’s (always served with one of their bounded brews) but I adulation a acceptable agrarian rice burger!!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Haha, I was aloof activity to acknowledgment Fitger’s! We go there appealing abundant every time we canyon through Duluth. They accept the BEST agrarian rice burgers – I’m aflame to see how these analyze 🙂

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These attending alarming and article I’d like to try to accomplish for my meal bandy (10 of us benumb entrees and swap). In the past, though, burgers that had a lot of mushrooms absolutely were adulterated aloft thawing. You didn’t apprehension that botheration with this recipe? Addition thought: I admiration if you could baker these from arctic to abstain the adulterated augment problem?

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    Lori S.

    Lindsay – acknowledge you for administration these incredible, abating recipes with us. I am animated to see you blogging afresh and achievement that your affection will boring activate to heal. I ambition I could accord you a huge hug in being but a basic one will accept to do. {{{HUG}}}.
    These burgers attending absurd and I can’t delay to try them!

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    Angie G

    I could go all Forrest Banty on agrarian rice, as in I adulation agrarian rice in soup, salad, with fruit, with cheese, straight-up, broiled in a casserole, fabricated into stuffing… (ya afterward me?), but in a burger! oh man! this is appropriate up my alleyway and so advancing to my kitchen this weekend! (can you say larboard over agrarian rice burgers for cafeteria abutting week? and anxious co-workers?) Yes, yes I can.

    Thank you for the chiefly agitative compound (hello, my name is Angie and I’m a agrarian rice freak). Adulation and prayers to you both as you abide your adroit healing. xoxo.

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m so activity to accomplish these this weekend. We afresh absent our admired backing of ten years and rather than ache and eat our way through ten pints of Aura while watching reruns of Spongebob, these burgers complete like a abundant bigger way of activity comforted. I anticipate of you guys generally and adjure for your connected healing. x

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    Sandra Lea

    Well I was absolutely aflame about these burgers at aboriginal until I saw how abundant mayo is in them.

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Unfortunately mushrooms are one affair that aloof don’t fly in my house. Any subs? These complete so good! (besides the mushrooms;))

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      me too!!! i ABHORRENCE mushrooms. like a diminutive allotment or aloof the aroma makes me barf. but i appetite to try these SO! BAD!!! would tofu work? cauliflower??

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I additionally animosity mushrooms, Im apprehensive if I leave these out how abundant it would affect the compound and the patties holding… what added substitutes could we use?

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks actually SCRUMPTIOUS! And it has absolutely been so alarming how you’ve angry a accident into a way for bodies all over the apple to accurate their own losses and ability out to their admired ones.

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These burgers attending actually delicious! Abnormally with the avocado and the broiled cheese on top. And yes, let’s add that egg, too! Sounds yum!
    I’m absolutely animated you’re activity a little better, by the way. Or not so abundant better, but at atomic up to things like blogging and affable again. This charge still be such a difficult time for you. Hugs!

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    frances zozzaro

    Wow, over a 1000mg of sodium and 24.5mg of fat. Is that for ONE serving?

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Is the comestible advice aloof for the agrarian rice pattie or the accomplished burger ?