Wild Rice Hamburgers

Want to lighten up those burgers while helping to keep them moist and delicious?  If so, definitely give this recipe a shot. Some restaurants use a very similar version to help meat like ground duck stick together while cooking. The wild rice’s flavor and texture add a subtle yet unique character.


1 pound ground beef
2 cups cooked wild rice
2 cloves minced garlic (optional)
1 tablespoon fresh chopped or dried thyme, oregano, and/or rosemary (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste (optional)


Thoroughly mix the wild rice, ground beef and optional ingredients, if desired, in a large bowl until the texture is consistent.

Form into patties and grill or cook, and then serve like a standard hamburger.