Jul 9, 2013

Brown Rice and Lentil Burger


  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Wheat flour
  • 8 whole-grain buns
  • Hummus
  • In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Add the lentils, reduce the heat, and cook until beans are softened, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in another medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add the rice, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the rice is just tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In a sauté pan, sauté the garlic, onion, and peppers until lightly browned.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lentils, rice, and vegetables. Add the salt and chili powder, cumin powder and mix well. Add a bit of flour to hold the mixture together, if needed.
  • Form into burger-sized patties.Fry the patties in to the pan or on griddile, gently flipping once, until deep golden brown and hot throughout.
  • toast the buns while the burgers rest for a moment. Spread the hummus on each bun half and assemble the burgers by layering the patty. Serve immediately with sliced avacado and with any salsa.



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