Great Grain Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling Cook: 30 min.


12 servings

Updated: Nov. 04, 2022
I've experimented with many combinations of ingredients to make a good meatless burger and this is our favorite. These patties cook up golden brown and crispy and make delicious sandwiches. —Pat Whitaker, Alsea, Oregon
Great Grain Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 12 sandwich rolls
  • Optional toppings: Watercress and tomato, red onion and avocado slices


  1. Place the first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, about 30 minutes. Remove to a bowl; cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
  2. Place egg substitute and cottage cheese in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in mushrooms, oats, onion, parsley and seasonings. Add mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese and rice mixture; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or overnight before shaping.
  3. Shape 1/2 cupfuls of mixture into patties, pressing to adhere. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat; cook 4 patties until lightly browned, about 5 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining patties and oil. Serve on rolls, with toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 335 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 701mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.