Ebi Rice Burger with Sesame Dressing



I was dining out on Saturday at this Japanese restaurant and we had this awesome Japanese sesame dressing for the salad. So I came home and did some research and testing, and I came up with something that was almost similar! Very yummy dressing for salad or as a dipping. I made a tasty shrimp patty for the burger and used the dressing for the burger, it was very tasty.

sesame dressing ingredients
3 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
1tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp Mirin
1/2 tsp sesame oil
3 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted and grounded
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce

Mix it all up!

Ebi patty
12 prawns, shelled and deveined
Dash of Salt to season
Dash of Pepper to season
1/2 cup panko or any bread crumbs
2 tbsp panko
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika powder
Oil for frying


    Smack the prawns and flatten it with the side of a knife. Alternatively you can use a food mallet to flatten the prawn. If you prefer a more minced type of patty you can grind the prawns up in a food processor
    Mix the 2 tbsp panko into the meat and combine. Once combined, take half of the meat and shape into a patty, making sure the patty is as even in thickness for even cooking. Place on a plastic sheet and wrap up, careful not to mess up the patty. Do the same for the remaining meat. Place both patties in the fridge and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    Break the egg in a bowl and beat lightly. Place the 1/2 cup panko in a separate dry flat dish and mix in the onion, garlic and paprika powder. Place the flour in another dish. Take the prawn patties out, sprinkle salt and pepper over the patties, and carefully coat the patty first into the flour dish, followed by the beaten egg, lastly the panko mixture.
    Fry immediately. Repeat the step above for the other patty.
    Place on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil. Serve warm.

I shaped my Japanese rice into rice disks and use it as a ‘burger’. You can choose to use burger bun or just eat the patties by itself. Remember to drizzle the yummy dressing!


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