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Enjoying a Unique and Delicious Vegetarian Option During National Hamburger Month

Home Care in Knightdale, NC – May in National Hamburger Month

Giving your aging parents the best elder care is all about planning and one of the most important plans you make is their diet. What your elderly parents eat on a daily basis is an important part of their physical health but it is also a source of enjoyment and a time they get to spend relaxing with you or with their referred caregiver. Finding new and delicious recipes that provide the right combination of nutrients as well as an engaging and satisfying flavor helps keep mealtime interesting and prevents you from falling into a dietary rut.

May is National Hamburger Month and while this might inspire you to reach for the ground beef and fire up the grill for a traditional burger experience, this month make it a point to step outside of your usual hamburger comfort zone and try something unique for a hearty, nutrition-packed meal sure to satisfy even the most dedicated of burger aficionados. This elder care recipe is meat-free but high in fiber and protein so you get the filling effect with far less fat, cholesterol, and calories.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups drained and cooked chickpeas
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 burger buns
  • Topping such as sliced red onion, sliced roasted red pepper, sliced avocado, lettuce, whole-grain mustard
  • Large bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • Chef knife
  • Mixing spoon
  • Potato masher
  • Large skillet

What to Do

  • Use the potato masher to mash the brown rice and chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, together in the large mixing bowl. Mash until they form a thick, fairly evenly-textured paste. Avoid getting any of the liquid from the beans or rice into the bowl as this makes the mixture too thin
  • Use the knife to finely mince the shallot and garlic
  • Add these to the paste and mix in thoroughly
  • Add fresh chopped parsley and combine
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Put one large egg in the small mixing bowl and use the whisk to beat it until the white and yolk are combined but not until frothy
  • Pour the egg into the mixture and combine thoroughly
  • Use your hands to form the mixture into four patties
  • Put the olive oil into the skillet and heat over medium-high heat. The pan is ready when the surface of the oil shimmers and drops of water splashed into it sizzle and evaporate almost immediately
  • Place the patties in the hot oil. Do not crowd the patties. If you are using a small skillet, cook two patties at a time
  • Cook the patties for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until firm and golden brown
  • Remove the patties from the pan and place on paper towels to drain
  • Serve each patty on your favorite burger bun with a variety of fresh toppings

You can easily double or even triple this recipe, form the patties, and freeze them in layers of wax paper so you can enjoy a quick and delicious meal any time. If you happen to be grilling out, place a piece of aluminum foil across the grate and cook these patties until firm.

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If you or an aging loved one are considering non-medical in-home care in Raleigh, NC, call Griswold Home Care and speak to one of our caring staff members today. Call (919) 229-8944