Bean & Rice Burger

Posted in Grains, Recipes

During my 10–Day challenge, where I lived off $5 a day, I used leftovers to create this burger.

You can substitute any cooked grains, beans, and any other starchy vegetables, like sweet potatoes or yams, to bind them together.

Bean & Rice Burger

Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 10 minutes


Darshana’s Kitchen


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups black bean stew
  • 3 cups potato salad, (without the tomatoes)
  • salt (as per taste)
  • 16 Large butter lettuce leaves


1. In a mixing bowl mix the rice, beans and potato salad thoroughly.
2. Pour half the mixture into a food processor and blend into a crumbly mixture.
3. pour back into the bowl, and mix well with the remaining mixture that is bigger and chunkier.
4. Divide the mix into 8 portions and shape each into a pattie about 2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.
5. Preheat the over to 375° F.
6. Place the patties on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
7. Bake for 30 minutes. Flip over and bake for another 20 minutes.
8. Serve hot or cold on a bed of lettuce and dress with the celery chutney