2 T. bulgur wheat
1 lb. mushrooms, halved or quartered
1 C. diced onion
1/2 C. rolled oats
2/3 C. cooked brown rice
1/2 C. shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
2 T. shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
2 T. low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Dash of pepper
2 T. cornstarch
Olive oil cooking spray
1/4 C. boiling water
1/2 C. water
Add the boiling water to the bulgur wheat in a small bowl and let
sit for about an hour. The wheat will swell to about double in size.
Steam the mushrooms for about ten minutes or until tender.
Remove and steam onions for about ten minutes or until they
become translucent. Keep these two ingredients separated and
set them aside.
Add 1/2 cup water to the oats and let them soak for about ten
minutes. Drain any excess water from the bulgur wheat and oats,
then combine the grains with the mushrooms, rice, cheeses and
spices in a food processor and pulse four or five times until
ingredients are chopped fine but not purÃ©ed. Pour the mixture in a
bowl and add the steamed onion and cornstarch, blending well.
Preheat oven to 300ÂºF. Spray a large skillet with olive oil cooking
spray and place it over medium-low heat.
Measure a 1/2 cup of the patty mixture at a time into the pan and
shape with a spoon into a 3-inch round patty that is about 1/2-inch
thick. Cook for two to four minutes per side or until light brown on
the surface. When all of the patties have been
browned, arrange them on a lightly sprayed baking sheet and
bake them for 20 to 25 minutes in the oven. Be sure to turn them
over halfway through the cooking time.
Patties may be frozen once they have cooled.