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Japanese Rice Burger

Sharon of Delishar
Servings 4


Rice Burger 'Buns'

  • 2 cups of uncooked japanese rice rinsed
  • 4 tbsp chopped spring onion

Hamburg Steak

  • 250 g minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • Oil for pan frying


  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp water


  • 4 eggs
  • Butter-head lettuces
  • Shredded seaweed optional


Rice 'Bun'

  • Cook rice as per package instructions.
  • Fluff rice when cooked, and mix in the chopped spring onions.
  • Scoop about 1/2 cup of rice onto your cling wrap, lay another piece of cling wrap on top of it. Use you hands to compact it and shape it into you 'burger bun'.
  • Lightly grease your heated frying pan, and pan fry the rice patties on both sides to get a nice crust.

Hamburg Steak

  • Caramelize the onions by sautéing it in some oil.
  • Spread it out on a plate and allow to cool for 5-10 mins.
  • Mix all the ingredients together except the oil.
  • Do not over-mix it or the patty will be tough.
  • Divide mixture into 4, and shape into patties.
  • Chill if needed or if you have time.
  • Heat the same pan on med high, add oil.
  • Pan fry on both sides until cooked.


  • In the same pan, lower heat to low.
  • De-glaze your pan with 2 tbsp of water.
  • Then add ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Remove from heat and pour into bowl when sauce thickens.
  • This can happen quickly especially if you are using a wide pan.
  • Alternatively, you can prepare the sauce in a sauce pan, omitting the water.


  • Fry your eggs.
  • Build your rice burger.
  • Rice bun, lettuce, beef patty, sauce, egg, seaweed, lettuce, and rice bun again.
  • Serve immediately.