Vegan Wild Rice Chickpea Burgers

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Happy MLK Day to everyone reading! It’s a good time to celebrate with some soul-quenching food like a hearty burger! Eric and I play around a lot with different veggie burger recipes.  I’m always trying to create a new and improved recipe.  I hope to one day package and sell the recipe that beats all the rest; however, they all are pretty competitive with one another, and it’s a close call. I have to remind them–each burger– that they are all great in their own way, and that is really the most important thing haha 🙂

So a few things: Obviously school is out today, and has been for some time; for me it officially starts back on Monday.  I had a nice little break, and used it to really do some soul searching.  Organizing my life, meditating like my life depended on it.  Sometimes we get SOOO wrapped up in the details of our day, it’s like taking a magnifying glass and pressing it against the viewfinder of the world, or worse, it’s like looking at your face in one of those 10X magnifying mirrors.  What good does that mirror do!? Nothing! Nothing but damage I say! Who the hell is looking at your face that closely anyway??? We need to stop freaking out about little things we can’t fix.  And of course I’m saying this to myself mostly. Finding meditation again, reminded me that that’s not the road to happiness.  TO obsess, nitpick and judge ourselves, and moments that aren’t perfect is a huge mistake.  I urge whoever doesn’t meditate to just give it a try.  Start with the guided stuff, I can almost guarantee that it can get you through anything you’re going through with a smile. And THAT is the beauty of living–that we have the ultimate power to control our world. It starts simply with the way we hold our face, our mouths, our bodies. That movement, that little energy, can alter your entire state.  I have so much more to say about it, but instead I’ll leave you with a delicious burger recipe that will hopefully also do a good job at bringing a smile to your face!

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Vegan Wild Rice Burgers
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Hearty vegan burgers made with a mix of wild and brown rice and topped with a cumin and lime yogurt. They're fabulous!
Servings Prep Time
2 patties 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 patties 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Vegan Wild Rice Burgers
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
Yum
Print Recipe
Hearty vegan burgers made with a mix of wild and brown rice and topped with a cumin and lime yogurt. They're fabulous!
Servings Prep Time
2 patties 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 patties 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 20 minutes
Ingredients
Vegan Wild Rice Chickpea Burgers
Cumin Lime Yogurt
Servings: patties
Instructions
Wild Rice Burgers
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, pulse all the ingredients together (rice, chickpeas, flaxseed, garlic, roasted peppers, cumin, olive oil, herbs, lime , and salt) until they form a sticky ball. If it's not coming together, add a little more olive oil. Divide the mixture into two, and form them into two patties.
  3. Place the ingredients on the lined baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes, or until the patties are crunchy on the outside and hold their shape perfectly.
Cumin Lime Yogurt
  1. In a small bowl whisk all the ingredients together (yogurt, lime juice, scallions, jalapenos, cilantro and cumin. Top the burger with this sauce. Serve on a bun, or inside lettuce wraps for an awesome dinner!
Recipe Notes

The only prep step necessary is to cook the rice. Other than that, this recipe is quick and easy! I basically do a wild rice and brown rice blend and it's the perfect texture. I just add both kinds of rice (1/4 cup wild rice and 3/4 cup brown rice) to a small sauce pan with 2 cups of water, a pinch of salt and a little olive oil. I bring the saucepan to a boil, then place a lid over it and reduce the heat to a simmer and let it cook for 20-25 minutes. This amount of rice will make enough for 4 burger patties.  To make just the right amount of rice it's 2 tbsp uncooked wild rice and 6 tbsp uncooked brown rice!

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4 thoughts on “Vegan Wild Rice Chickpea Burgers

    1. OMG!!! I LOVE IT! Cooking from the soul! You’re so awesome Ambrosia. I’m happy your creation turned out so well 🙂

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