Do you know where is my favorite eating place in Singapore? MOS Burger (and Famous Amos!). MOS Burger is actually a Japanese fast food chain, that have spread its wings to other countries, such as Hongkong and Singapore. What I love about them is their specialty rice burger called MOS Rice Burger. It’s a warm sandwich made from a pair of compressed rice patties with fillings. Superlicious!
The rice burger is a smart alternative to a regular bun, especially if you are gluten-intolerant. I’ve always thought that making rice patties bun is difficult, but oh, I was so wrong. Rice patties are actually very easy to make. The only ingredient that must be emphasized is the rice. The rice should be a Japanese-style grain rice, as they contain binding agents that allow them to stick properly. However, don’t be despair if you only have Jasmine rice or Basmati rice, you can still make a delicious rice patty. Try not to wash the rice before cooking them to avoid rinsing off the starch and prevent them from sticking properly.
If you are not a rice-eater, you might be wondering about the taste. The patties are actually crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Just make sure that you only use a little bit of oil when you fry the rice buns. The downside? Well, you need to watch your carbs intake. If that is your concern, you can make smaller buns or you can substitute the rice with brown rice. The best part? You can mix and match the fillings – tofu burger, roasted veggies burger, or your favorite burger (omit the cheese) and enjoy them!
- 1 cup medium grain rice (sushi rice)
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 tbs sesame seeds, toasted
- 2 tbs nori, shredded
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1/4 lb thinly sliced beef
- 1 tbs mirin
- 1 tbs sake
- 2 tbs light soy sauce
- Optional: sriracha sauce or wasabi
- Caramelized onion
- For rice buns, cook rice using the method explained on the package.
- Add the sesame seeds and toasted nori to the rice, combine.
- Mold the cooked rice creating round shape on a plastic wrap. The plastic wrap will prevent the rice from sticking. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set.
- Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat, gently place rested rice buns in the pan and cook until crispy and golden.
- Heat oil in a frying pan. Add garlic and ginger, and cook for 1 minute.
- Add beef and cook for another 2 minutes, then pour the sauce over. Cook until done.
- To serve: place beef teriyaki on a bun, topped with caramelized onion, then place a rice bun on top.
New Expeditions (Sides, Starters & Staples)
- Homemade Corn Tortillas from Pescetarian Journal
- Easy Oven Polenta from Shockingly Delicious
- Homemade Spiced Flour Tortillas from Chocolate Moosey
- Naan from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Homemade Tofu from Kimchi MOM
- Savory Mushroom & Herb Steel-Cut Oat Risotto from Foxes Love Lemons
- Indian Moong Beans from Magnolia Days
- Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto from Soni’s Food
- Homemade Peanut Butter from Home Cooking Memories
- Homemade Ricotta Cheese from Webicurean
- Portuguese Chorizo Bread from Family Foodie
Grand Quests (Main Dishes)
- Traditional Pork Tamales from Gourmet Drizzles
- Braised Lamb Brisket with Lemon Oregano Yoghurt Sauce from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Rice Burger from The Urban Mrs.
- Pan-fried Scallops with Garlic Chilli Linguine from Food Lust People Love
- Miso-Glazed Salmon from The Foodie Patootie
- Penne with Mustard and Chives from My Other City By The Bay
- Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas) from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Spanish Baked Scallops from Momma’s Meals
- Black Beans and Cheese Empanadas from Basic N Delicious
- Pork Dim Sum from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Venison Steak Gyros from Curious Cuisiniere
- Baked Tilapia with Parmesan Basil Sauce from Growing Up Gabel
- Vegetarian Hortobagyi Pancakes from Happy Baking Days
- Caribou & Andouille Chili from The Foodie Army Wife
Escapades (Sweet Treats & Spirited Companions)
- Vegan Chocolate Mousse from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Zebra Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Multilayer Bars from What Smells So Good?
- Meatball Grinders & How to Grind Meat from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Rut-Busting Wines For New Cooking Adventures from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
- Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows from Vintage Kitchen
- Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Leather from Juanita’s Cocina
- Making Macarons – FAIL! from girlichef
- Macaroons from Noshing With The Nolands
- Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt from The Messy Baker
- Bircher Muesli from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Hello Kitty Rice Krispies from The Ninja Baker
- Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from In The Kitchen With KP
- Dorie Greenspan’s Orange Almond Tart from Hip Foodie Mom
- Ombre Mini Cakes from Daily Dish Recipes
- Chocolate Dipped Madeleines from Big Bear’s Wife
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