Asian Rice and Lentil Burgers

Posted on March 1, 2013 · Posted in Dinner, Grilling, Lunch, Recipes, Vegetarian
Homemade veggie burger recipe
Prep Time: 25 Min
Start to Finish: 1 Hr 15 Min
4 servings

½ cup uncooked brown rice
¼ cup dried lentils (2 oz), sorted, rinsed
1½ cups water
2 tablespoons finely chopped cashews, slivered almonds or dry-roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons Progresso® plain dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons stir-fry sauce
4 medium green onions, finely chopped (¼ cup)
¼ cup fat-free egg product
Vegetable Sauce
1 medium stalk celery, sliced (½ cup)
1 medium carrot, peeled, sliced (½ cup)
½ cup water
2 tablespoons stir-fry sauce
– Hot cooked Chinese noodles or rice, if desired

1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat rice, lentils and 1½ cups water to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 30 to 40 minutes, stirring
occasionally, until lentils are tender and water is absorbed. Cool slightly.
2. In saucepan, mash rice mixture slightly with fork. Stir in remaining burger  ingredients. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about ½ inch thick.
3. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Cook patties in skillet about  10 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Remove from skillet;  keep warm.
4. In same skillet, mix sauce ingredients; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to  medium; add burgers. Cover; cook 5 to 8 minutes until burgers are hot  and vegetables are crisp-tender. Serve sauce and burgers over Chinese noodles.