Hey, foodies, there’s a kickin’ bun in town. Instead of the familiar wheat-type bun, our recipe for Chicken Katsu Rice Burger is constructed with two pan-seared rice patties. Are you curious about how to keep rice buns from falling apart?
Straight from the Japanese cook’s mouth to your ear: before frying, press nori seaweed on the underside of the rice bun. Or, use the nori seaweed on both sides of the rice bun for added durability.
There is a caveat if you decide on a double dose of nori; it’s harder to sink your teeth into the rice bun.
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If you belong to the I-hate-nori camp, wrap your Chicken Katsu Rice Burger in edible rice paper. Although, if you don’t like the taste of edible rice paper, you may need to refine the rice bun until it’s just right for your family’s taste buds.
If for whatever reason you can’t eat bread, rice is a marvelous substitute. It’s also gluten-free.
So, what if your rice bun crumbles a bit? Ridiculously-messy food is fun to eat and an auspicious conversation starter among guests.
Do you wonder whether brown rice is a viable alternative? Granted, brown rice is more nutritious and higher in fiber, than white rice. But for this particular recipe, Japanese sushi-style, short grain rice works better.
Because it manifests with a clumpy-ness not present in other types of rice. Also, long grain rice is not a good option because it cooks up fluffy and doesn’t stick together like short grain rice.
Chicken Katsu or Katsu Chicken
Now, let’s talk about chicken katsu. Think chicken nuggets developed to the nth degree. The Japanese prefer dark chicken meat. Traditional chicken katsu cutlets (in Japanese katsu means cutlet) are made with thigh meat.
This recipe calls for the chicken breasts that Americans love. Panko breading supplies the chicken’s crispy, crunchy texture.
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A generous amount of curry sauce adds just the right amount of zest to the flavor profile. Since the white rice bun provides the dominant color of this dish, replace the traditional white plate, with a contrasting color, i.e. Purple, rich brown or black.
Your job is done. Sit back and wait for the mmm-mmm’s!
This Chicken Katsu is juicy in the inside and crispy in the outside. Smeared with Chicken Katsu curry sauce and sandwiched with 2 pan-seared rice patties. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The Fork Bite
Chicken Katsu Recipe Rice Burger
Amount Per Serving Calories 651.09 kcal % Daily Value* Total Fat 23.66 g 36.4% Saturated Fat 8.79 g 44% Trans Fat 0.4 g Cholesterol 134.77 mg 44.9% Sodium 956.29 mg 39.8% Total Carbohydrate 84.56 g 28.2% Dietary Fiber 5.6 g 22.4% Sugars 12.14 g Protein 24.88 g Vitamin A Vitamin C Calcium Iron
This Chicken Katsu is juicy in the inside and crispy in the outside. Smeared with Chicken Katsu curry sauce and sandwiched with 2 pan-seared rice patties.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Fork Bite