Monday, May 28, 2012

SoL Cuisine - Mushroom Rice Burgers

SoL Cuisine has been around since 1980, but I had never heard of them before now. Perhaps that is because they don't have much distribution in the DC area. I discovered them at a food show, then once I started seeking their products out, I found them hard to find. They specialize in vegetarian products made of soy. Some are vegan, but I'm pretty sure that some are not. I picked up the Mushroom Rice Burgers at Roots, a grocery store located in Maryland.

The mushroom rice burgers are some of the most natural burgers I've ever had in that they are mostly vegetables with rice. I really don't like the burgers that are designed to make you think they are meat. Yuck. These burgers are like the opposite of that. Made of portobello and button mushrooms, onions, carrots, red and green bell peppers, black olives, dried potatoes, soy, and garlic along with brown rice and other flavors, these burgers are definitely good for you. They are super low in fat and calories at only 90 calories and 1.5 grams of fat each.

We prepared them on our grill pan and put them on whole wheat buns with vegan mayo, sauteed mushrooms, red onions, red leaf lettuce, and ketchup.

Unfortunately, though, I felt like they were lacking in taste.  There wasn't anything displeasing about the flavor -- there just wasn't much flavor. With all of our toppings, it tasted fine, but if you just ate a piece of the burger alone, you wouldn't taste much. That was a bit disappointing. I'm hoping their other products are better as I bought a few others.

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