Leading such busy lives, having a meal that’s fast and convenient, yet is still healthy and delicious used to be hard to find. Takeaways were the easy (but unhealthy) option, but now there’s a fast food option that’s not a fat food option – with Fry’s Vegetarian Burger Range!

Fry’s Vegetarian is made using only the finest quality ingredients in a dedicated meat-free factory and carries endorsements from the highest authorities of vegetarianism in the world, such as Vegetarian Society, Best Buy Consumer Magazine, Halaal, Shuddha, Vegan and Pareve.  Fry’s Vegetarian products are flash frozen to retain their freshness and flavour.   And in a variety of flavours, Fry’s Vegetarian Burger Range offers a flavour to suit everyone in the family;

Fry’s Vegetarian Traditional Burgers: These chunky, delicious and high protein vegan Fry’s Burgers are pre-cooked for your convenience and offer an authentic flavour and texture complete with char-grilled lines.  Enjoy traditionally as part of a burger, or spice it up with marinades, pineapple rings, vegan cheese slices, mushrooms, or guacamole.

Fry’s Vegetarian Spiced Burgers: These appetising Fry’s Vegetarian Spiced Burgers have a truly unique flavour created with a complex blend of herbs and spices.  Quick and convenient, serve traditionally or with rice, roasted vegetables and yoghurt sauce!

Fry’s Vegetarian Chicken-Style Burger: Announced as the best vegan meat product in the VegFest UK 2011 Awards, these irresistibly tasty burgers are high in protein, subtley flavoured and coated in crisp golden crumbs.   Serve the vegan Chicken-Style burgers in a wholesome bun with your favourite toppings, or enjoy alone with lightly steamed vegetables.

Enjoy Fry’s Vegetarian Burger range in the traditional style, or give it a tasty twist with this yummy recipe

Fry’s Burgers with Fragrant Rice


1 packet Fry’s Vegetarian Burgers (Traditional, Chicken-Style or Spiced)

Fragrant Rice

1 tbs Oil

2 cups Rice (preferably basmati)

1 Cinnamon Stick, broken in half

4 Cardamom Pods

½ White Onion, diced

4 cups Water

1 tsp Ground Turmeric

½ tsp Salt

3 Red Chillies de-seeded and thinly sliced (optional)

Raita (yoghurt sauce):

½ cup x Yoghurt, plain and unsweetened  (preferably soy based)

½ Red Onion, diced

½ Cucumber

¼ tsp Sugar

½ tsp Salt

1 tsp Cumin seeds

10-12 Black peppercorns

½ cup Coriander, chopped


Rinse the rice until water runs clear, drain and set aside.

Heat oil on a medium heat; add cinnamon stick and cardamom pods, leave for 2 minutes before adding diced onion.  Stir continuously until onions are sautéed.  Add drained rice, ground turmeric, salt, half of the sliced chillies and water, stirring well. Allow to boil, then lower to a simmer, place lid over saucepan and cook for 20 minutes. Once cooked, gently stir rice to see if all the water has absorbed. If not, cook for a few more minutes.

Cook Fry’s Vegetarian Burgers according to box instructions, while the rice is cooking.

To make the Raita, peel cucumber and scoop out the seeds. Cut the flesh into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Put the yoghurt in a bowl and beat with a fork until smooth. Add sugar and salt and mix well.

Preheat a small heavy based saucepan over a medium-high heat. Once hot, turn off the heat, before adding cumin seeds and peppercorns. Stir for 40-50 seconds, until they release their aroma. Remove from the pan and leave to cool for 5 minutes, and then crush in a mortar with a pestle, or on a hard surface with a rolling pin.

Add the cucumber, red onion and spices to the yoghurt mixture and stir well.

To serve; place rice in a plate, top with the burger, followed by the raita mixture. Sprinkle with coriander and remaining chopped chillies. OPTIONAL: Add baked Poppadoms on the side.


STOCKISTS: Fry’s Vegetarian products are a frozen product and can be found in the freezer section at selected Foodstuffs, Progressive, Four Square, Huckleberry Farms and specialty food stores nationwide. To locate your nearest stockist or for further information visit www.vegedelights.com

Fry’s Vegetarian Chicken-Style Burgers were  awarded as the winner for the Best Vegan Meat Product in the VegFest UK 2011 awards.  These awards came into existence in 2007 with a view to highlight the disastrous effect that livestock farming is having on the environment, but also to praise the efforts of some of the leading individuals and organisations that are flying the vegan flag as high as they can.  Fry’s Vegetarian Chicken-Style Burgers achieved 35.3% of the vote, ahead of its closest competitor by over 20%.  The Fry’s Vegetarian Traditional Burgers have been nominated in the VegFest UK 2012 awards in the Best Vegan Sausage or Burger Product Category.

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