A good main dish that is both sweet and nourishing, Tofu Nut Burgers have a tonic (healthfully nourishing) effect. They are a bodybuilding food that decreases Vata, is neutral for Pitta, and increases Kapha. When eaten with the usual selection of condimentsâ€”pickles, olives, mustard, catsup, and so forthâ€”they are more easily digested. Choose from condiments according to your taste.
Makes 8 burgers
1 pound firm tofu
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup ground nuts (medium grind)
3 tablespoons tamari, or to taste
1 stalk celery, chopped and sauteed
1. Preheat the oven to 350Â°F.
2. Combine the tofu with 1/2 cups cooked rice in a food processor, blending thoroughly. Add the remaining ingredients, mix, and form into patties. Bake the burgers on a greased baking sheet for 25 to 35 minutes. A nice brown crust will form on the outside, but they will stay moist on the inside.
3. Serve hot or save them and reheat by putting in a 350Â°F. oven for
note: Tofu burgers can be baked at the same time as Oven-Baked French Fries (pages 178â€”179).