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Vegetarian orzo burgers

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Vegetarian orzo burgers


For the burger patties

  • In a pot with boiling water add salt, the orzo, and boil according to the packet’s instructions.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Place a pot over medium heat and add the butter. As soon as it melts, add the flour and whisk until it is completely absorbed.
  • Add the milk in batches, whisking constantly until it thickens and comes to a boil.
  • Add the mustard powder, the cheddar, and whisk until the cheese melts.
  • Remove from the heat and add the orzo, the thyme, salt, pepper, and stir with a serving spoon.
  • Spread into a 25x32 cm baking pan, cover with plastic wrap so that it touches the whole surface of the mixture, and refrigerate for 3-4 hours until firm.
  • Cut the mixture into 6 discs with a 10 cm cookie cutter, so that you get 6 orzo burgers.
  • Place a frying pan with the sunflower oil over medium heat, until it gets very hot.
  • Dip each burger into the flour, the eggs, the panko, and add them to the hot oil. Fry in batches, for 2 minutes on both sides, until they are golden. Follow the same process for all of the burgers, then remove and place them on paper towels.

To assemble

  • Cut the burger buns in half and share the ketchup, the mushrooms, the burgers, tomato slices, the mayonnaise, the lettuce leaves, and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
47 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
71 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
110 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
33 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
12 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
72 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
21 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
48 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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