Simone's Kitchen

Asian hamburgers with sticky rice

Asian hamburgers with lemon grass and fish sauce|

As if women cannot make good hamburgers… Pffft… That is my reaction after reading Tom’s story on Dude Food Tuesday... Ha! These little Asian flavored darlings didn’t have too much trouble finding their way into his stomach however. Esmee and I made these during our Asian cooking session last week. Very good with sticky rice and green mango salad. The sticky rice I had made in the afternoon (as I wanted to take pictures as well of course, as you understand) and I baked the rice shortly before serving in the evening. And that was really tasty. Almost like a sticky rice ‘rosti’ thing… Because the rice is so sticky you can’t really stir it if you want to reheat it in a pan. And certainly not when it is cooled off and all clumped together.

hamburger Dude food |

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Green papaya salad |

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