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Asian Rice and Lentil Burgers

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

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

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 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 210
  • Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 1/2g
  • Sodium 260mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Legumes such as lentils supply plenty of folic acid. Folic acid is important for healthy blood cells and healthy pregnancies.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/02/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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