Veggie Rice Balls

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by najwa

Or 4 veggie burgers.

Top Review by Mirj2338

I usually eat a vegan diet during the week, and am always happy to see a new vegan recipe come up. I made these into veggie burgers, and they were very good, except that I feel that the liquid smoke actually detracted from the recipe. I used only 3 drops and the smoky flavor was just not complimentary to the rest of the recipe. I feel that without the liquid smoke this would be an excellent recipe. I also feel that the balls would hold together much better if the cauliflower were first steamed and them mashed into the recipe. The mushrooms and the green peppers should be minced finely, otherwise the balls will fall apart, since there is no egg to hold them together, only oatmeal. I will definitely make these again, only this time I will leave out the liquid smoke.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice and lentils until soft, about 1/2 an hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet sprayed with non stick cooking spray (or oil), cook onions until tender.
  3. Add the rest of the veggies and cook until very soft, about 20-25 minutes, adding water if needed.
  4. In a large bowl, combine hot rice and lentils with veggies, mash well.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  6. Form into 10 rice balls, or 4 patties to make veggie burgers, and refrigerate for 1/2 an hour.
  7. Fry in oil, turning frequently.
  8. Serve warm.
  9. I make veggie burgers and serve with a green salad.

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