Thai Rice & Black Bean Burgers
  ~~~~~Thai Recipes~~~ Vegetarian ~ Vegetarian Burgers ~ ~~ Beans ~

Thailand meets Mexico in these spicy and delicious low fat, high fiber vegetarian burgers. They also help the budget at about 90 cents a serving


1 6.7 oz box Garlic Basil Coconut Rice
2 tablespoons oil plus more for pan-frying
1 cup minced onions
2 carrots, minced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3-15.5 oz cans black beans
1 egg
1 tablespoon Garlic Chili Pepper Sauce
1 cup bread crumbs, divided
1/2 cup chopped basil

Thai Rice and Black Bean Burger


Food processor, scoop, large oiled skillet


  1. Cook rice according to box directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add onions, carrots, garlic and salt. Cook until vegetables are wilted. Add cumin and stirring, cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add one can of drained beans, egg and Garlic Chili Pepper Sauce. Process until mostly chopped. Scrape into large bowl.
  4. Drain remaining two cans of beans and add to processor along with rice. Process until mixed and broken down, but not completely smooth. Scrape into bowl with beans. Add 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, basil and reserved vegetables. Mix well.
  5. Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup or a scoop with a wire release, scoop out 13 portions of bean mixture. On a counter dusted with remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs, shape into patties.
  6. In an oiled skillet over a medium high heat, pan-fry burgers 3-4 minutes on each side or until browned.

Serve with favorite burger condiments.

Source: Taste of Thai http://www.atasteofthai.com/index.php?page=recipe&id=419