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Rice and Bean Burgers or Patties


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Rice and Bean Burgers or Patties

I attempted these based on a recipe from a Martha Stewart recipe for a veggie burger, but I found them to be more like rice and bean fritters. I liked them small and served with salsa, could be a great appetizer, side dish or even vegetarian main course.


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  • 2 cups cooked or canned beans (any kind will do, I like pinto)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Toppings (salsa and/or guacamole)


In a large bowl mash beans well.  Add rice and mash more while mixing together.  Add bread crumbs, scallions, cilantro, eggs, salt and pepper and cheese if using.  Mix to combine.  Form into small patties.

Heat a large skillet and add the oil.  Place the patties in the hot skillet and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side.  Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Serve with salsa and guacamole.

Serve with salsa and/or guacamole or slices of avocado.


About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




3 Responses to Rice and Bean Burgers or Patties

  1. avatar says: hindyg

    This looks amazing. Totally my kind of “burger.” Going to try this soon! I have all of the ingredients on hand! Love it!

  2. avatar says: karynb

    made this tonite–served with yogurt on the side.made it with 2 cans of black beans and two cups of rice—totally inhaled……

  3. avatar says: amfram

    I made these as a parve side dish leaving out the cheese and they were a huge hit! I served them with a lemon aioli and it was fantastic, but I can’t wait to make them with cheese. They’ll be amazing.

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