Asian Rice and Lentil Burgers

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

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 13
  • 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 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

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
600mg
600%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
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.