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4 Easy Halal International Burger Recipes You Should Make At Home

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Ili •  Nov 25, 2020

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A big part of travelling is getting the chance to enjoy local dishes and just because you aren’t able to jet off to different countries right now, it doesn’t mean you can’t recreate that experience at home! That’s right - today, we’re bringing you a roundup of burger recipes from around the world that are not only perfect for curing your travel blues but also treating your taste buds with something delicious. Ready to unleash your inner chef? Throw on your apron and let’s get to cooking ?‍? 
1. Japanese rice burger
Credit: SadiaFirst created by MOS Burger - a popular fast food chain originating from Japan - rice burgers exploded into the Japanese culinary scene when it made its debut more than 30 years ago. Using short grain rice or sushi rice instead of the classic wheat patties, this one-of-a-kind burger has been widely-loved by locals ever since and is even a favourite among many travellers today. So if you’re a fan of dishes like onigiri (Japanese rice balls) and sushi, this Japanese rice burger is definitely right up your alley! 
Credit: Sadia P.S. Want to guarantee mouthwatering burgers that will be easy and convenient for you to make? Say hello to Sadia’s two new Primo Burger flavours - Primo Chicken Burger with Soybean Miso and Primo Beef Burger with Cheddar Cheese! All made in Singapore, the patties are ready in under 14 minutes and are perfectly infused with premium herbs and spices for the ultimate gastronomic experience at home. Plus, they contain no artificial flavours and colours, making it the perfect choice for a protein-packed meal. It’s a win-win situation all around! Available at major Fairprice outlets, head to the one nearest you and get yours today ? Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 2 cups Japanese short grain or sushi rice
  • 1 tbsp oil 
  • ⅓ cup green onion
  • 4 chicken patties (use Sadia Primo Chicken Burger with Soybean Miso)
  • 4 eggs
  • Lettuce
Garnish (optional)
  • Seaweed flakes
  • White and black sesame seeds
Directions
  1. Wash and cook the rice in your rice cooker. Once done, fluff the rice up and mix in chopped green onions.
  2. Let the rice cool before shaping it into patties using your hands.  
  3. In a pan over medium-high heat, pour oil and fry the rice patties on both sides for about 3 minutes until you get a nice crust.
  4. Remove and set aside.
  5. Using the same pan, place the chicken patties in and cook on each side for about 7 minutes or until nicely browned.
  6. Remove patties and fry the eggs. 
  7. Assemble the burger with rice patties, chicken patties, egg and lettuce. Garnish with seaweed flakes or white and black sesame seeds. 
2. American cheeseburger
Credit: SadiaThe first thing that pops to mind when we think of American fast food is a cheeseburger. Regarded as an icon in the country, it’s a great go-to dish that’s enjoyed on various occasions - from everyday backyard parties in the summer time to Independence Day and the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting and television event in the United States! Typically served with a side of freshly cut fries, this classic cheeseburger is not one to miss if you’re looking to indulge fast food the American way.  Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 beef patties (use Sadia Primo Beef Burger with Cheddar Cheese)
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes and red onion
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Cooking oil
  • 4 slices of American cheese (Note: The Sadia Primo Beef Burger with Cheddar Cheese is infused with cheese for a moist and juicy taste - but if you can’t get enough of it, then feel free to add an extra slice of cheese!) 
Directions
  1. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add some oil.
  2. Place patties in the pan and cook on each side for about 7 minutes or until nicely browned.
  3. Assemble your burger by spreading ketchup on one bun and mustard on the other. Place the beef patty on top, then lettuce, tomatoes, onion and cheese (optional).
P.S. Whether you’re making a burger for yourself or the whole family, each pack of Sadia Primo Burger comes with 4 patties (nett weight 420g), so there’s enough for everyone to enjoy!
3. Kiwi burger
Credit: @sandwichman_morningman on Instagram Initially thought of by Bryan Old, a franchisee, the kiwi burger was created and reintroduced by McDonald’s to New Zealanders in 2011. While it contains no kiwi (neither the fruit nor the bird), its odd but unique combination of beef patty, fried egg, beetroot, tomato, onion and cheese is one that certainly hits the spot because you can find this burger being served in many burger joints across the country. 
Credit: Sadia P.S. With other flavours available in Sadia’s Primo Burger range like Primo Beef Burger with Black Pepper and Onion, and Primo Chicken Burger with Garden Rosemary and Thyme  you’ll have more options to choose from when making your burgers!Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 beef patties (use Sadia Primo Beef Burger with Black Pepper and Onion)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices of American cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes, onions, beetroot
  • Mayonnaise
Directions
  1. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add some oil.
  2. Place patties in the pan and cook on each side for about 7 minutes or until nicely browned.
  3. Using the same pan, fry the eggs. 
  4. Start assembling your burger by first spreading mayonnaise on both sides of the buns. Place the beef patty on top, followed by lettuce, tomatoes, onions and beetroot. Finally, top it all with the fried egg and the other half of the burger bun. 
4. Vietnamese-style Banh Mi burger
Banh mi sandwich is a popular Vietnamese street food that originated in Saigon. Known as a delicious hybrid of French and Vietnamese cuisine, they’re typically served on soft baguettes with fresh herbs and vegetables like cilantro, carrots, daikon and cucumber - though you’ll find various versions of it nowadays since the filling pairs well with many other kinds of bread. Perfect as a midday snack or even light meal, transport yourself to the heart of Vietnam with just one bite of this yummy dish.Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 chicken patties (use Sadia Primo Chicken Burger with Garden Rosemary and Thyme)
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 1 large cucumber, julienned
  • 1 large daikon, julienned
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
Directions
  1. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add some oil.
  2. Place patties in the pan and cook on each side for about 7 minutes or until nicely browned.
  3. Using the same pan, lightly toast the burger buns, cut side down, for about 30 to 60 seconds. 
  4. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and Sriracha together. 
  5. Assemble the burger by first spreading the Sriracha-mayonnaise sauce on both sides of the buns. Place patty on top followed by carrots, cucumbers, daikon and cilantro. 
Credit: SadiaWith these recipes, you won’t need to hop on a plane to have a taste of burgers from around the world. And thanks to Sadia, not only will you be able to make these dishes on the go but you’re guaranteed to impress your whole family with delicious burgers every single time. Follow Sadia’s social media pages (Facebook and Instagram), and subscribe to their email newsletters to enjoy the latest promos, try new recipes and catch up on lifestyle happenings ?This article was brought to you by Sadia.