Vegetarian Patties

  • Yield 8 servings

If IBS has your stomach in knots, try this tasty vegetarian recipe.


1/2 cup long-grain converted rice
3 cups water
1 package extra-firm tofu, drained and coarsely chopped
1-1/2 cup grated peeled carrots
1/2 cup gluten-free dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded lactose-free mozzarella cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon gluten-free hot pepper sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a heavy-bottomed pot, combine rice and water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in tofu, carrots, bread crumbs, cheese, soy sauce, ginger and hot pepper sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mash until thoroughly combined. Shape into 8 same-size patties.
  3. In a medium nonstick skillet, cook patties for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until heated through.

Excerpted from The Complete IBS Health & Diet Guide by Dr. Maitreyi Raman, Angela Sirounis, Jennifer Shrubsole © 2011 Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.



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