Apologies for the absence, it’s summer hols here and we have been too busy having fun!!!
This recipe is a winner. I buy turkey fillets or a breast which are cheap compared to chicken, and very often I will wait until I see one reduced and buy that especially for this recipe.
Cook off some rice. I have never measured, but a fair whack. A little more than you’d cook to accompany a curry or chilli for 4/5 people, give or take. Let it cool.
Pop some turkey meat (whatever you have bought, I usually have 1-2 fillets), à bunch of fresh coriander and two eggs into a food processor and blitz into a disgusting looking paste.
Then, in a large bowl, mix your cooled rice with your disgusting paste. Add a heaped tablespoon of turmeric and ground cumin. Season with salt. Mix again.
Preheat your oven. Then, on a medium heat add a splash of oil to a large pan. Take a little of your mix and cook off, and taste. Get your seasoning right before you make twenty burgers!
When the seasoning is right, squeeze handfuls of mix into patties and gently fry off, turning as you go. When they are golden brown all over transfer to the oven to cook through. Repeat this over and over until your mixture is all gone and you have a warm pile of fragrant rice patties.
These are ace for lunchboxes and picnics. We often have them with salad as a summery tea too.
Using a cheap meat and inexpensive rice males this very good value. Kids seem to love them too, they aren’t spicy and they can eat with their fingers!