Asian Rice and Lentil Patties

Amazing Asian cuisine boasts a meatless, veggie-powered main dish.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 23 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
cup uncooked brown rice
1/4
cup dried lentils, (2 ounces), sorted and rinsed
1 1/2
cups water
1/4
cup finely chopped cashews
2
tablespoons Progresso™ dry bread crumbs (any flavor)
2
tablespoons stir-fry sauce
4
medium green onions, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1
egg, beaten
1
medium celery stalk, sliced (1/2 cup)
1
medium carrot, sliced (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup water
2
tablespoons stir-fry sauce
Hot cooked Chinese noodles or rice, if desired

  • 1 Heat rice, lentils and 1 1/2 cups water to boiling in 2-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender and water is absorbed. Cool slightly.
  • 2 Mash rice mixture slightly with fork. Stir in cashews, bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons stir-fry sauce, the onions and egg. Shape mixture into 4 patties, each 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 patties from skillet; keep warm.
  • 4 Heat remaining ingredients except noodles to boiling in same skillet; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add patties. Cover and cook over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes or until patties are hot. Serve sauce and patties over noodles.

Expert Tips

Stir-fry sauce is available in many flavor variations from sweet-and-sour to teriyaki. Use your favorite to make this nutritious supper dish. If you don’t have stir-fry sauce, try bottled sweet-and-sour sauce instead.

Form the rice and lentil patties (do not cook) up to 24 hours ahead of time, and store tightly wrapped in the refrigerator.

Nuts are easier to chop when they are warm. Heat them either in a microwave oven on High for 2 to 3 minutes or in a conventional oven at 325° for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
235
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
55 mg
55 %;
Sodium
370 mg
370 %;
Total Carbohydrate
39 g
39 %
(Dietary Fiber
6 g
6 %
),
Protein
10 g
10 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
64%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.