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 condiments‚ pickles, olives, mustard, catsup, and so forth‚ 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 350‚°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 350‚°F. oven for
note: Tofu burgers can be baked at the same time as Oven-Baked French Fries (pages 178‚ 179).