Middle Eastern Vegetable Grain Burgers

Total Time
1hr 28mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 8 mins

I enjoy lentils and love brown rice, these burgers sound very good. Found this recipe on Howstuffworks website.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan place lentils and cover with one inch of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 25 to 35 minutes or until tender. Drain the lentils, rinse, and set aside. Cook the rice according to the package directions and set this aside also.
  2. Using a heavy large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and chopped onion cooking and stirring for 20 to 25 minutes or until mushrooms are brown. In a large bowl combine the mushroom and onion mixture with the cheese, walnuts, lentils, rice, cliantro, eggs and pepper, mix together well. Cover the bowl and chill.
  3. Preheat broiler and grease a 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan with oil. Take lentil mixture out of refrigerator and shape into six 1/2 inch thick patties. Place patties on oiled jelly roll pan and broil four inches away from heat source for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, turning once, or until golden brown. Serve immediately on buns topped with mayo, red onion, lettuce, and tomatoes.


Most Helpful

I'm so sorry that this is the first time that I have made these but it won't be the last time. They are delicious and it just makes things even better that they are healthy as well. Made with things I almost always have on hand doesn't hurt any either. Made for Culinary Quest 2016.

Annacia August 13, 2016

Absolutely delicious. Great tasting burgers. Served on a burger bun with salad, tomato, red onion and mayo. Hope to make again soon as my mixture was a bit sloppy and I think maybe there was too much water when cooking the lentils. I'll cook the lentils next time by using the absorption method so that I end up with more of a dry mashed potato texture. But we really enjoyed the taste of these burgers 100%. Made for Aussie / Kiwi Swap Nov 2012.

Kiwi Kathy November 22, 2012

I very much enjoyed these grain burgers! I halved the recipe and served on French bread toast with mayo and mustard. Thanks! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

Sharon123 May 04, 2009

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