- 2 tazas de arroz cocido
- 2 tazas de lentejas cocidas
- ½ cebolla grande picada
- ¼ de taza de pimentón rojo picado (pimiento morrón)
- 1 zanahoria pequeña picada
- 1 cda de jengibre fresco rallado
- ½ cda de comino
- 2 cdas de salsa de soya
- 2 dientes de ajo picados
- 1 huevo (opcional)
- ¼de taza de harina integral + un poco para empanizar
- 2 cdas de aceite de oliva + 2 cdas para freír
- Sal y pimienta al gusto
- Hojuelas de chile (opcional)
- Empezamos estas Hamburguesas Vegetarianas, haciendo el arroz y las lentejas, cocínalos como siempre lo haces y déjalos que estén bien fríos, antes de preparar las hamburguesas.
- Coloca en una sartén 2 cucharadas de aceite y sofríe a fuego medio alto la cebolla y el ajo, después de unos 3 min cocinándose agrega la zanahoria, el pimentón y el jengibre.
- Sazona con sal, pimienta y comino, verás que los vegetales empiezan a soltar líquido sigue cocinando hasta que estén secos, ¡no quemados!, es decir que se haga una pastita seca jeje, por último agrega la salsa de soya y deja que la absorban los vegetales.
- Pasa el sofrito al procesador de alimentos o licuadora, junto con las lentejas y el arroz, muele muy muy bien, hasta que se forme una pasta uniforme, agrega el huevo y la harina.
- Forma bolitas con la mezcla y pásalas por un poco de harina antes de sofreírlas en un poquito de aceite, deja que se cocinen hasta que estén doraditas, si quieres puedes ponerlas en el horno mientras vas haciéndolas otras, terminas unas, la metes en el horno y así, para que estén calentitas y se sequen más.
- Ten cuidado por que la masa es un poco frágil, así que cuando las voltees sé amable con ellas.
We begin the week with these delicious Vegetarian Burgers the two main ingredients are rice and lentils, these are vegetarian burgers not vegan but I’m sure you can swap one or two ingredients to make it vegan 😉
This recipe is mainly by Patty Hernández, my baby sister, she gave me this recipe and I couldn’t wait to try it and now I’m showing you how to make your own Vegetarian Burgers!
Cooking for me is a passion and a job that I truly love but every once in a while Patty (pun intended) plays around the kitchen, for her cooking means something she has to do even though she’s good at it… and on this occasion it was no exception for this recipe was developed for an assignment at her college, she was meant to develop a business, planning it, building it and making it profitable, you know the drill 😛 Obviously she thought it could be about food and OBVIOUSLY I thought making myself available and offer my help and expertise not only because she’s my baby sister and I adore her but because I always love a good thrill. The thing is I tried her recipe, I took some pictures of it just so she could flatter herself by saying they were took by me, her adorable big sis with the cool camera and with the skills to make good meals. But the revelation was that those damn Vegetarian Burgers were SO FREAKING GOOD that I couldn’t resist to share them with you!
These Vegetarian Burgers are awesome for a change because we left behind the typical meaty patties but never the rich flavors, I have the ultimate meat lover for husband and He not only approved but enjoyed the whole batch of Vegetarian Burgers, which was weird but cool indeed!
As I said before these Vegetarian Burgers are made with cooked rice and lentils, you can make them with peas or chickpeas if you prefer. To make the mix cohesive enough we use an egg but if you’re vegan you can use a little extra flour. I also used wholemeal flour for some extra fiber in the patty but you can make it with whichever flour you have in mind or in storage…Hmm… now I’m thinking next time using some oatmeal flour instead.
Hyper tasty and nutritious vegetarian burgers made with cooked rice and lentils, you can feed your kiddies and showing them how veggies, legumes and cereals are not the enemy! 😉
- 2 cups of cooked rice
- 2 cups of cooked lentils
- ½ of a big onion, finely chopped
- ¼ cup of red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 small carrot, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp. of fresh ginger, shredded
- ½ tbsp. of cumin
- 2 tbsp. of soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 egg (optional)
- ¼ cup of wholemeal flour + extra for breading
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil + 2 tbsp. extra for frying the patties
- Sal & pepper (at taste)
- Chili flakes (optional)
- Cook your lentils and rice as you usually make them. Let them cool before preparing the mix.
- In a skillet add the 2 tbsp. of olive oil and stir-fry the garlic and the onion, after 3 minutes add the carrot, the bell pepper and the ginger. Season with salt, pepper and cumin. The mix of veggies are about to start to drain their natural oils and liquids keep stirring until dry. Add the soy sauce and let the veggies absorb the flavor.
- Put your mix in a food processor with the lentils and the rice. Blend until you have a thick uniform paste, add the egg and the flour. Mix well.
- Form your patties and seal them with extra breading. Cook them as usual, just be gentle when flipping the burgers, remember is not a regular meat patty. Or you can make a whole batch in a pan direct in the oven is easier and the results are even tastier! 😛
Yeld: 12 patties.
Prep Time: 0 hrs. 20 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 35 mins.
Tags: Vegetarian Food, Veggies, Lentils, Rice, Healthy Food, Healthy Recipes, Vegan
When seasoning and topping your burgers it’s totally up to you, fellas! I used spinach leaves, tomato and some avocado and never cross to my mind adding ketchup, mustard and stuff. I hope you REALLY enjoy this recipe as much as I did.
And if you’re a mommy or a cool father concern with the task of getting greens into your kid’s mouth this is the best way to showing them how yummy can be eating healthy meals.
Kisses everybody. See you next Wednesday with a new recipe to blow your taste buds, guys!
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