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Azuki Bean & Chia Vegan Burgers

Natalie Alice Zigdon10 comments2085 views



Now to be honest, last time I actually had the meaty kind of burger was probably when I was 9 or 10, so don’t blame me if these don’t taste exactly like meat, but it doesn’t make them any less delicious, so if you are craving a delicious, healthy, flavour packed vegan burgers then this lovelies are the just the thing to get your mouth throbbing

What You’ll Need

(For 24 Patties)

1 Cup Whole Grain Rice

2 Cups Water

1 Large Onion

3 Portabella Mushrooms

5 Cloves of Garlic

2 Spoonfuls of Szechuan dressing

1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1 Spoonful of Paprika

1/2 Cup of Chia Seed

1 Kg of Azuki Beans (Soaked)

Salt and pepper to taste

How to?

The most time consuming part of this will most probably be soaking up the Azuki beans. You’ll need to grab a large ball and soak up the Azuki beans for at least over night. Be prepared, they’re gonna plump up quite a bit so make sure the ball is big enough or else you’ll wake up to a beanfull countertop.Vegan5

For the rice, first roughly cut the onions, mushrooms and garlic. You’ll be blending it all up eventually so dont mind the chopping too much. Saute the onions with the mushrooms and garlic with a tablespoon of some olive oil, and then add the rice. Keep saute it all up for 2 minutes and add your water and seasoning and cover lid. Leave in medium heat for 15 minutes and set aside.


Once your rice has cooled down, pour it down you food processor and blend away. After your mixture is beginning to get mushy, gradually add your Azuki beans and chia and pulse until mixture is even. Don’t over mix it or it wouldn’t hold too well. after mixture is even let it rest, meanwhile you can either warm up a pan or put it on a baking sheet for the leaner version.



I plated it with a touch of mustard, tomatoes, avocado, rocket and some vegan coconut oil cheese, and yes that’s actually a thing – and a pretty darn delicious one even – And decided to side it up with some hasselback potatoes with some cajun and paprika. Yum yum yum!

Do yourself a favor people and just try this out, I promise you wont regret it

lots of love


Natalie Alice Zigdon
Blogger, self proclaimed geek, avid reader and baker, music and art fanatic, and one heck of a crazy lady