Many people are looking for ways to cut down their red meat intake for health reasons. Canoe Wild Rice is always on the hunt for new recipes to share with you so you can enjoy the goodness of our wild rice more often. Here are some tried and true non-beef burgers that are also healthier because they include our favorite—wild rice. High on flavor and low on risk, here are our picks!
- Curried Quinoa and Wild Rice Savory Cakes
Our first choice is a mix of unique flavors and spices. This recipe for Curried Quinoa and Wild Rice Savory Cakes is vegetarian and gluten free, making it both healthy and delicious—a winning combination!
- Mushroom and Wild Rice Black Bean Burgers
This recipe was inspired by another recipe for black bean and edamame burgers with a wild rice twist to avoid soy. They do take a bit of time to make, but they are definitely worth the wait and can be frozen for future meals.
- Minnesota Wild Rice Burger
This recipe is a vegetarian version of the wild rice burger. Pleasantly surprising, this meatless rendition is still juicy and full of flavor. It’s also super quick to make with just 15 minutes of preparation and 8 minutes to cook! Some ingredients are surprising, including walnuts, craisins, and Swiss cheese. Try this one at your next barbecue!
- Grilled Dijon and Wild Rice Turkey Burgers
If you’re a meat eater but want to go a healthier route, a turkey burger can be the perfect adjustment that is still satisfying to your taste buds. The sauce is incredibly tasty and simple to make, with just three ingredients. The sauce is made up of mayonnaise, dill weed, and Dijon mustard; with this burger there is no lack of flavor.
- Wild Rice and Hummus Burgers
Just 5 ingredients to burger bliss: eggs, hummus, wild rice, cheddar cheese, and panko bread crumbs. Done. Yum. You can imagine how easy these are to put together, but the big secret to a burger with no meat staying together so nicely is allowing freeze time before cooking. This particular burger calls for 30-60 minutes in the freezer before cooking.
There you have it. 5 new non-beef burger choices to try. Enjoy the adventure of new flavor combinations and ways to include the nutty flavor and nutrition of wild rice. For other wild rice recipes, find us on Pinterest.