Almond-Rice Burgers

Almonds are being known as the supernut that helps people who have “metabolic syndrome” resulting in insulin sensitivity. Supernut or not, they are also delicious. Whoever thought up Almond-Rice Burgers with comfort-food rice and pintos, had a brainstorm. These are quick and flavorful.

Short-grain brown rice holds together well and adds a nutty flavor that complements the almonds in these tasty burgers. Serve on their own with a sauce or chutney, or on burger rolls with all the trimmings.

1 cup cooked short-grain brown rice
1 cups cooked or canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained if canned
1 cup dry bread crumbs
cup coarsely ground almonds
cup grated onion
cup grated carrots
teaspoon paprika
teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1. In a large bowl, combine the rice, beans, bread crumbs, almonds, onion, carrots, paprika, salt, and cayenne and stir until well blended. Or combine the ingredients in a food processor and process until blended. Shape the mixture into four -inch-thick patties.

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for about 5 minutes per side, until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

Adapted from One-Dish Vegetarian Meals, by Robin Robertson (The Harvard Common Press, 2007).


Val Away G.
Valerie G.4 years ago

Will definitely try!!!
Thank you Annie :)

Diane S.
Diane S.4 years ago

Yum ! I will try this recipe .

Zee Kallah
.4 years ago

I eat almonds to keep away cancer.

Works so far!

Sandi Miller
Sandi Miller4 years ago

These were great. I used mushrooms instead of breadcrumbs, and they still held together well.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Tasty recipe. Thanks.

iii q.
g d c.4 years ago

Ooh, this sounds winderful! TY

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Bob Blackmon
Bob Blackmon7 years ago

What about a non-dairy, non-soy, non-corn, non-bean, non-tomato version? I would really like to eat a lot lower on the food chain a lot more often, but without beans, etc., I am really stumped. I've also had migraines for 54 years (since age 3) and so watch how many nuts I take in -- with homemade, wonderful almond milk I have a running headstart every day anyway....

Lori Conrad
Lori C.8 years ago

We made these last night for dinner-and they are delicious! These will be made on a regular basis!

Stephanie Johnson
S J.8 years ago

I tried these; they were great! I did not realize I was out of regular paprika, so used smoked paprika instead. It really added a great dimension. I mixed mine in the food processor which really mashed the beans, and I had no trouble with them holding together. Thanks for the yummy recipe!