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Burger patties or fritters

Burger patties or fritters

A great recipe to use up leftover rice! 

Great as fritters with vegetables or salad or as burger patty. 

The left overs are great as filling in sandwich with salad or as a toasted sandwich with bit of angel food or other melty vegan cheese and tomato. Heat the patty first in the sandwich press and then put together with the bread and other ingredients so it heats all the way through.

A big thank you to Caroline Jack for the recipe. 


½ cup red lentils
1 cup cooked rice – any type is fine
1-2 tbls grated ginger (can substitute finely chopped and lightly fried onion)
¼ cup rice flour, wheat flour or cornflour
2 tbls sweet chilli sauce
½ tsp turmeric
Few splashes of tamari or soy sauce
¼ tsp salt – or extra tamari soy sauce
4 tbls savoury yeast or 1-2 tbls Angel food cheesy mix
2 tbls canola oil
Black or white freshly ground pepper to taste

  1. Cook ½ cup red lentils in about 2 cups water till soft – most of water will be absorbed.
  2. Cook the rice as per packaging instructions.
  3. Mix all ingredients together with the cooked rice and lentils.
  4. Leave to stand for 5 to 10 minutes so mixture firms up a bit. If too dry add bit of water.
  5. Fry in bit of oil in a non-stick pan for couple minutes each side till golden brown.