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Rice and Bean Burgers

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Rice and Bean Burgers
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Searching for an awesome veggie burger? Look no further than this rice and bean patty that's ready to be devoured in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

1
can (15 oz) red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup finely chopped celery
1/4
cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup cooked brown rice
4
whole wheat hamburger buns, split, toasted
2
tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
Fresh spinach leaves, sliced tomato and red onion, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In medium bowl, coarsely mash beans with potato masher or fork. Stir in chopped onion, celery, bread crumbs, cilantro, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir in rice. Shape mixture into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 Heat grill pan or large skillet over medium heat. Add patties; cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Spread cut sides of bun bottoms with mayonnaise; top with burgers, tomato, spinach and red onion. Cover with bun tops.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
25
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
4%
(
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Potassium
530mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
(
Dietary Fiber
10g
42%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
14g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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