Sushi Burger

Ingredients

  • 2 cups, cooked Sushi Rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt, optional
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomato
  • Pickles
  • Sliced onion
  • Sliced cheese

Preparation

  • Combine rice, water and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Remove cooked rice to a bowl and cool to room temperature.
  • Beat egg whites in a small bowl and add to cooled rice.  Stir well to combine.
  • Line the lid of a RiceSelect® jar with plastic wrap.  Firmly press ½ cup rice mixture into lid to form 12 rice “buns”. Place formed “buns” on a cookie sheet and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine ground beef and seasoned salt. Using the jar lid again, press about ½ cup meat into lid to form 6 burger patties.
  • Remove rice “buns” from the refrigerator.  Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Fry buns in hot oil, 3-4 minutes per side, repeating until all buns are browned. Keep warm.
  • In same skillet, cook beef patties to desired temperature. Assemble burgers with desired toppings.