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Brown Rice Burgers

These Brown Rice & Lentil Burgers are a great vegetarian meal – delicious and gluten-free. They’re perfect served with fresh greens and an Avocado & Ranch Dressing.

Makes: 6 patties

 

Ingredients

    • 1 cup lentils, cooked
    • 1 3/4 cups short grain brown rice, cooked
    • 1 large clove garlic, peeled & finely chopped
    • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
    • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
    • 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper
    • 1 egg, slightly beaten
    • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
    • oil for cooking

 

Directions

  1. Heat 2 teasppons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, celery, mushrooms, walnuts, parsley, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and cook until softened; about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 cup cooked lentils and 3/4 cup cooked brown rice, and egg to a food processor. Process until smooth.
  3. Add pureed mixture to vegetable mixture. Add remaining brown rice, lentils and sunflower seeds.
  4. Form lentil and rice mixture into 6 patties (about 1/4 cup of mixture for each pattie).
  5. Heat 1 tablesppon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Place 3 patties in skillet and cook for about 4-6 minutes per side until golden brown.  Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining patties.
  7. Serve hot with Avocado Ranch Dressing.

 

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