McRice Burger

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2006/11/27 03:45:33 (permalink)

McRice Burger

Has the McRice Burger found it's way to your neighborhood yet?
Here in the Philippines they are advertising it heavily on TV. The fine print says "Available Only In Metro Manila"
Thank goodness I am in the Subic Bay/Olongapo area so there is no way I shall be tempted to dash out and purchase this wonderful sounding sandwich!
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    repartee
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    RE: McRice Burger 2007/02/10 00:56:51 (permalink)
    Well,

    Here in Japan we have a rice burger and it's damn fine. By another company, it features burdock root and carrot with a slice of bacon and crispy seaweed between two rice disks. Love it!
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    RE: McRice Burger 2007/02/10 14:06:42 (permalink)
    i'm trying to picture this... is the rice part of the burger like the styrofoam-texture rice cakes from the supermarket, or is this something else?
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    RE: McRice Burger 2007/03/26 23:16:57 (permalink)
    Marszit,

    As for the Japan one, yeah, the disks look like the dry rice cakes but are very moist and flavourful. In between is a mixture of burdock root and carrot sauteed in sesame oil and on top, a piece of bacon and on top of that a piece of nori (dry sushi seaweed). I could eat one right now.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2007/03/28 16:23:19 (permalink)
    I am SOOOO glad I got promoted and don't have to deal w/ rice burgers, Moss burgers and such anymore.
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    senor boogie woogie
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    RE: McRice Burger 2007/04/28 00:16:23 (permalink)

    I have had rice bun hamburgers and chicken sandwiches in fast food places in China. Damn good. It's just meat and rice that one can pick up with your hand.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2009/09/08 06:11:33 (permalink)
    Sorry to bump this back up.
    But I think that this actually sounds quite cool.
    Now a few of you might hurl at the idea of a beef patty between 2 rice cakes.
    But just remember that rice cakes can be flavoured with anything you like.

    Sure it is different, I challenge anyone here to have a go at it.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2009/09/08 09:10:33 (permalink)
    I've had grilled rice "burgers" before and they're actually really good.  They don't taste anything like a real beef burger, but then that's not the point.  Grilled crunchy and smokey on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, they're just an entirely different creature.  Different, fun, a surprisingly wonderful divergance.

    I was introduced to them in Japan, but was also able to buy them at Whole Foods.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2009/09/08 09:13:39 (permalink)
    I am surprised folks don't put rice in their meatloafs.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2009/09/08 11:16:40 (permalink)
    NYPIzzaNut

    I am surprised folks don't put rice in their meatloafs.


    I've done that with leftover wild rice.  I have a wild rice side dish I make, any leftovers get frozen for the next meatloaf batch.  The rustric nuttyness of wild rice really meshes in well with meatloaf, and as a leftover, it's a cheap extender.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2009/09/09 17:52:20 (permalink)
    While a rice burger sounds a little gross, I'd like to try it.  I've used leftover rice as a filler in meatloaf or meatballs, so I guess it really isn't that gross.

    cy
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    RE: McRice Burger 2009/10/02 04:04:27 (permalink)
    I must say that this is "puffed rice" not the standard cooked rice.
    I have a habit of buying a packet of 12 rice "tablets"
    (they are about 6" in diameter), they are flavoured with sour cream and chives (onions).
    I spread them with butter and add a bit of salami, I also add hot sauce.
    This sort of combo, I find addictive.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/18 02:39:06 (permalink)
    I've actually tried the McDonald's Rice burger and I remember liking it. I remember there were two options: the beef patty and chicken teriyaki. The beef patty was my favorite because the other option always had too much sauce, the rice bun kept breaking apart.
     
    There's also another restaurant in Manila that sells rice burgers called Sango! The Burger Master -I think it's a Japanese franchise (or Japanese inspired). It's also pretty good but I think their Unagi Rice Burger was the best rice match.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/18 03:22:20 (permalink)
    I'm having trouble visualizing what this concoction looks and tastes like.
    Anyone have a picture?
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/18 03:30:23 (permalink)

    Here's a photo I found of the McRice Chicken Burger that they used to sell here in the Philippines (and I assume, other Asian countries). You can also search for Sango the Burger Master. As far as I can remember the McDonald's ones were more toasted then the Sango ones.
     
    Sorry, I'm new here so I'm not sure if the picture will come out.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/18 16:24:28 (permalink)
    coolaunt


    Here's a photo I found of the McRice Chicken Burger that they used to sell here in the Philippines (and I assume, other Asian countries). You can also search for Sango the Burger Master. As far as I can remember the McDonald's ones were more toasted then the Sango ones.
    Sorry, I'm new here so I'm not sure if the picture will come out.

    Very good picture! Actually, it looks inviting! I'd try one if I can find them.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/19 14:33:50 (permalink)
    i would sooo try that !! :)
    i wonder why they don try things like this around the US.... might just be surprised, and i wonder what the calorie and sodium counts are ?
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/29 05:05:43 (permalink)
    I have had chicken burgers, with lettuce and condiment inside a sticky rice "bun" before. Very oriental and very, very good. I like rice almost anyway. (Basically what I said above in 2007).
     

     
    I live in China and fortunately love rice. Rice is the staff of human life.  It is also a beautiful field grain.
     
    Also, what is it with Pacific Islander people (Philipinos, Samoans and Hawaiians among others) and SPAM? I dont think many Americans eat it, and they love it. My grandmother used to fry that up for breakfast. Of course she burned everything, and was the worst cook in Iowa. Eating SPAM just screams, "I'm poor", or "I am cheap!" or "I am weird or an Pacific Islander who loves the flavor!"
     
    post edited by senor boogie woogie - 2011/07/29 21:32:05
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/29 12:33:42 (permalink)
    dont get between a samoan and a can of spam, lol !!
    its got to be something in the genetics, its like crack to them, lol
     
    oohh and theres a few of us left that still eat it, fewer and farther between as i age and the taste buds mature, but every now and then, gotta do up some spam burgers
    post edited by BackAlleyBurger - 2011/07/29 12:34:51
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/29 12:43:01 (permalink)
    senor boogie woogie
    Also, what is it with Pacific Islander people (Philipinos, Samoans and Hawaiians among others) and SPAM? I dont think many Americans eat it, and they love it.

    WWII brought Spam to that part of the world!
    From Wiki:
    The residents of the state of Hawaii and the territories of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) consume the most Spam per capita in the United States. On average, each person on Guam consumes 16 tins of Spam each year and the numbers at least equal this in the CNMI. Guam, Hawaii, and Saipan, the CNMI's principal island, have the only McDonald's restaurants that feature Spam on the menu. In Hawaii, Burger King began serving Spam in 2007 on its menu to compete with the local McDonald's chains.[13][14] In Hawaii, Spam is so popular it is sometimes dubbed "The Hawaiian Steak".[15] One popular Spam dish in Hawaii is Spam musubi, where cooked Spam is combined with rice and nori seaweed and classified as onigiri.[16]
    Spam was introduced into the aforementioned areas, in addition to other islands in the Pacific such as Okinawa and the Philippine Islands, during the U.S. military occupation in World War II. Since fresh meat was difficult to get to the soldiers on the front, World War II saw the largest use of Spam. GIs started eating Spam for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Some soldiers referred to Spam as "ham that didn't pass its physical" and "meatloaf without basic training".)[17] Surpluses of Spam from the soldiers' supplies made their way into native diets. Consequently, Spam is a unique part of the history and effects of U.S. influence in the Pacific.[18]
    The perception of Spam in Hawaii is very different from that on the mainland. Despite the large number of mainlanders who consume Spam, and the various recipes that have been made from it, Spam, along with most canned food, is often stigmatized on the mainland as "poor people food". In Hawaii, similar canned meat products such as Treet are considered cheaper versions of canned meat than Spam. This is a result of Spam having the initial market share and its name sounding more convincing to consumers.[19]

    Four different types of Spam. Clockwise from top left: Garlic, Oven Roasted Turkey, Hot and Spicy, and the Japanese released version (Spam Less Sodium) of Spam.


    In these locales, varieties of Spam unavailable in other markets are sold. These include Honey Spam, Spam with Bacon, and Hot and Spicy Spam
    So, blame it on the GI's!
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/29 12:59:25 (permalink)
    senor boogie woogie 
    I dont think many Americans eat it,-----------

    On average, 3.8 cans are consumed every second in the United States.
    That's 328,320 cans a day or 119,836,800 Cans a year!!!!
    [6] (Browne, Pat; Browne, Ray Broadus (2001). The guide to United States popular culture. Popular Press. p. 764. )

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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/29 13:39:18 (permalink)
    I wouldn't mind trying the McRice burger, but it doesn't sound very good to me.
    post edited by MellowRoast - 2011/07/29 16:17:11
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/29 15:52:31 (permalink)
    I like spam-I fry up slices and then put it on grilled cheese sandwiches.
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    RE: McRice Burger 2011/07/29 16:21:06 (permalink)
    The Oven Roasted Turkey Spam is excellent, and I've been making my own Spam Salad from it.  Really good on sandwiches and crackers.
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