|½ cup||Sunflower kernals|
|16 ounces||Garbanzo beans (canned) drained and mashed|
|3 cups||Cooked brown rice|
|1 medium||Onion; chopped|
|1 medium||Carrots; shredded|
|½ cup||Italian-style breadcrumbs|
|⅓ cup||Chopped fresh parsley|
|2||Eggs; lightly beaten|
|¼ cup||Soy sauce|
|1 teaspoon||Dried thyme|
|Vegetable oil; for frying|
|8 slices||French bread|
Toast sunflower kernals on baking sheet at 350 degrees F. for 5 to 7 minutes until golden. Combine sunflower kernals, beans, rice, onion, carrot, breadcrumbs, parsley, eggs, soy sauce and thyme. Form into 8 rectangular patties. Pan-fry burgers in oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until throughly heated, about 4 minutes per side.
Serve on French bread with condiments.
Each serving provides: * 318 calories * 11.7 g. protein * 7⅗ g. fat * 50⅘ g. carbohydrate * 2⅖ g. dietary fiber * 56 mg. cholesterol * 799 mg. sodium.
Source: "Veg-able Rice" Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
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