Cook wild rice according to package instructions or recipe below; cool completely before using in this recipe.
In the large bowl, combine the cooked wild rice, Panko crumbs, mayonnaise, eggs, and mushrooms. Add the white pepper, salt, garlic, cumin, and red pepper seasonings to the prepared wild rice mixture and mix until well combined.
Using a metal 1-cup measuring cup, scoop some of the prepared rice mixture and form into patties about 1-inch thick.
Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the rice patties and cook until heated through and nicely brown on both sides.
Remove patties from heat.
To serve the rice burgers, prepare the buns and burger toppings (of your choice).
Rinse 1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice.
In a saucepan over high heat, bring 4 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add uncooked wild rice and return water just to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and let simmer until kernels puff open, about 45 to 60 minutes (for chewier wild rice, use a shorter cooking time).
Fluff wild rice with a fork and let simmer 5 additional minutes, uncovered. Remove from heat and drain off any excess liquid.
Let rice cool completely before using in the Wild Rice Burger recipe.
The wild rice can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to use.
Recipe make 5 cups cooked wild rice.
* Granulated garlic is used in recipes when you want a potent garlic flavor without the mess of mincing fresh garlic. Granulated garlic has a thick, cornmeal-like texture.
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