Smoky Wild Rice Mushroom Veggie Burgers

Smoky Wild Rice Mushroom Veggie Burgers


Savor the Flavor: Smoky Wild Rice Mushroom Veggie Burgers

Introduction: Bite into the essence of rustic charm and savory goodness with these Smoky Wild Rice Mushroom Veggie Burgers. Bursting with earthy flavors and wholesome ingredients, these burgers redefine the art of plant-based cooking. Whether you’re a committed vegan, a curious flexitarian, or simply an adventurous foodie seeking new culinary experiences, these burgers are sure to satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body. Join us on a gastronomic journey as we craft these delectable burgers, packed with protein-rich wild rice, hearty mushrooms, and a tantalizing blend of spices that will leave you craving more.


  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (gluten-free if desired)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 whole grain burger buns
  • Optional toppings: avocado slices, lettuce, tomato, vegan cheese, vegan mayo


  1. Cook the Wild Rice: Begin by cooking the wild rice according to the package instructions until it’s tender and fluffy. Once cooked, set it aside to cool.
  2. Sauté the Mushrooms and Onions: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the finely chopped cremini mushrooms and diced onion to the skillet. Sauté them until they are soft and golden brown, stirring occasionally, for about 8-10 minutes. Add the minced garlic and continue to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Season the Mixture: Sprinkle the smoked paprika, cumin, dried thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper over the mushroom and onion mixture. Stir in the soy sauce or tamari to enhance the savory umami flavor. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, allowing the spices to infuse into the mixture. Remove the skillet from heat and let it cool slightly.
  4. Combine the Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked wild rice, sautéed mushroom and onion mixture, breadcrumbs, ground flaxseed, and chopped fresh parsley. Mix everything together until well combined. The mixture should be sticky enough to hold together when shaped into patties. If it’s too dry, you can add a little more olive oil or a splash of vegetable broth.
  5. Form the Patties: Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a patty, pressing firmly to ensure they hold together. You can make them as thick or thin as you prefer, depending on your preference.
  6. Cook the Burgers: Heat a non-stick skillet or grill pan over medium heat and lightly grease it with olive oil or cooking spray. Place the patties onto the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside, and heated through.
  7. Assemble the Burgers: Toast the whole grain burger buns until lightly golden. Place a burger patty on the bottom half of each bun. Top with your favorite toppings such as avocado slices, lettuce, tomato, vegan cheese, and vegan mayo. Finish with the top half of the bun.
  8. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the Smoky Wild Rice Mushroom Veggie Burgers immediately, accompanied by your favorite sides such as sweet potato fries, coleslaw, or a crisp green salad. These burgers are best enjoyed fresh off the grill, with their smoky aroma tantalizing your senses and their hearty flavors satisfying your hunger.


With each mouthwatering bite of these Smoky Wild Rice Mushroom Veggie Burgers, you’ll discover a symphony of flavors that transports you to a culinary paradise. Packed with wholesome ingredients and infused with smoky undertones, these burgers are a testament to the versatility and creativity of plant-based cooking. Whether you’re firing up the grill for a summer barbecue or seeking a satisfying weeknight meal, these burgers are sure to become a favorite in your repertoire. Embrace the joy of plant-powered eating and indulge in the rich flavors of these delectable burgers, crafted with love and served with a side of culinary delight.