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Asian Rice and Lentil Patties

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

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

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

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

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