Asian Rice and Lentil Burgers

Asian Rice and Lentil Burgers

Skip the beef! Brown rice, lentils, cashews and a dash of stir-fry sauce make sensational veggie burgers.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

servings

Burgers
1/2
cup uncooked brown rice
1/4
cup dried lentils (2 oz), sorted, rinsed
1 1/2
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 (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup fat-free egg product
Vegetable Sauce
1
medium stalk celery, sliced (1/2 cup)
1
medium carrot, peeled, sliced (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup water
2
tablespoons stir-fry sauce
Hot cooked Chinese noodles or rice, if desired
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat rice, lentils and 1 1/2 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 1/2 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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Lentil Logic
Legumes such as lentils supply plenty of folic acid. Folic acid is important for healthy blood cells and healthy pregnancies.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 600mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 8g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.