Recipe of the Week
Each week we’ll bring you a tasty recipe passed down by Emanuel families, from the Emanuel School Community Cookbook, The Family Meal.
From the Kitchen of Nicky Abitz
Vegetable Nut Loaf/Veggie Burgers
2 cups ground almonds, cashews, or a blend of the two
2 cups cooked brown rice
4 tbsp olive oil
2 cups chopped leeks
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 1/2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup pitted, chopped kalamata olives
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp chopped basil
2 1/2 cups parmesan cheese
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup water
Salad and/or chutney to serve
Preheat oven to 180oC
Boil the brown rice and set aside.
Sauté leeks in olive oil until soft.
Mix boiled rice, ground nuts and leeks together in a large bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Press mixture into an oiled baking tray and bake for 60 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.
Serve with salad and a bit of chutney.
For the burgers:
Form the mixture into patties and gently fry in olive oil until golden.
You can order the Emanuel School Community Cookbook, The Family Meal, by contacting Ruby Berkovic