Our love for white rice runs deep. There are some people our my family that simply cannot go through a day without eating white rice. When it comes to rice in an Asian household, it’s serious business! Thinking about serving some delicious steak with a side of french fries? Think again. Some people in our my family prefer to eat it with, yup you’ve guessed it, white rice. But who can blame them, they’re so delicious, great texture, and versatile.
Now, considering our deep love for white rice, you’d guess that we’ll try to use it in any way possible. Well you’ve guessed right my friends. Rice burger! We know this trend has been going around for quite a while now, and we thought it’s about time we make a recipe for one: Crispy Shrimp Rice Burger. Yummy, fluffy, rice burger buns with a crispy fried shrimp patty and spicy mayo sauce. YUM.
The recipe is pretty straightforward, so not much to explain for today’s post. However, we do want to make a couple of suggestions on how to make the rice burger buns. If you can get a hold of some Japanese sushi rice, then great! It would make it so much easier for your rice to stick together and form a burger bun. But if you only have long-grained white rice, it’s completely fine! You can use a measuring cup or ramekin and cover the interior with plastic wrap to hold your white rice into disks. Just make sure to compact them well using the back of a wetted spoon and make it dense! It’s not written in the recipe, but if you want to make the rice disks extra firm and solid, you can grill in on the pan at medium high heat with a little bit of oil for about 3 minutes on each side. They’ll stick more solidly together, AND you get a bonus of crunchy buns.
There you are friends, Crispy Shrimp Rice Burger! Another one of our Asian fusion experiments, and pretty dang delicious! Hope you enjoy, and happy eating!
Other recipes like this:
Sushi Pizza recipe
Crispy Shrimp Rice Burger
- 10 medium-sized shrimps deshelled deveined
- 1 slice white bread
- 1 tsp all-purpose flour
- 1/2 whole eggs
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour for breading
- 1 whole egg for breading
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs for breading
- 2 cups steamed white rice
- 2 lettuce leaves
- 2 tbsp onions cut into strips
- furikake or japanese seasoning optional for topping
Spicy mayonnaise sauce
- 3 tbsp japanese mayonnaise
- 1 tsp sriracha hot sauce or hot sauce of your choice
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
To make shrimp burger patties, put 1 slice of white bread in a food processor and pulse 3-4 times until you get coarse crumbs. Transfer to a bowl. Put 5 shrimps in a food processor and pulse until smooth and a little bit creamy, about 5-7 pulses. Combine with bread crumbs. Chop the remaining 5 shrimps and combine with the rest of the shrimp and bread crumbs in a bowl. Add 1/2 of a beaten egg, all-purpose flour, soy sauce, sesame oil, season with salt and pepper. Combine well until mixture is well incorporated and sticky. Divide the shrimp mixture in two and place each half on parchment paper, forming 1/2 inch thick disks by patting them down with the back of a spoon. Put in freezer for an hour.
Take about 1/4 cup of steamed white rice and shape into 1/2 inch thick disks. You can use cup measures or ramekins covered with plastic wrap to shape the rice into disks. Make sure to make your rice disks dense and to compact it well with the back of a wetted spoon. Repeat this step with the rest of the steamed white rice until you get 4 rice disks.
To make the sauce, combine Japanese mayo, Sriracha hot sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
Take shrimp burger patties out of the fridge and gently lift them off of the parchment paper. Coat each patty with all-purpose flour. Then, dip each patty into a bowl of beaten egg, and finally coat each patty with Panko breadcrumbs. Shallow fry with about 1 cm oil at medium high heat. Fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Once they are golden brown and the interior is fully cooked, remove from oil and drain off excess oil.
To assemble burger, place one rice disk on a flat surface. Place about 1 tbsp of the sauce on the rice disk and spread well. Place the crispy shrimp patties along with the lettuce leaf and onions, then close with another rice disk. Top with Furikake, or Japanese seasoning.