Brown Rice and Lentil Burgers

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Mizzy

This recipe can also be made into a lentil loaf and served with mashed potatoes and vegan gravy. Served as burgers, they are also very good cold topped with ketchup and mayo.

Top Review by anniesnow

Very good base recipe. I added some quiona, walnuts and pecans: raisins might work well too. The use of bread crumbs helped. Also I pulsed the finished mixture a few times in the food processor for better blending and hold ability. I also tried it backed in meat ball shapes and it worked well.

Good way to use left over rice and beans or peas.


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add the lentils, reduce the heat and cook until softened, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile in another medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add the rice.
  5. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the rice is just tender, about 40 minutes.
  6. Drain and set aside.
  7. In a saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and saute the garlic, onion, and peppers until slightly browned.
  8. Preheat oven to 350.
  9. In a large bowl, combine the lentils, rice and vegetables.
  10. Add the salt and pepper powder and mix well.
  11. Add a bit of bread crumbs or flour to hold the mixture together, if needed.
  12. Make into burger-sized patties and place on a baking sheet, or press into a loaf pan.
  13. Bake until slightly firm, about 15 minutes, or bake the loaf for about 25 minutes.

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