recipe-  Brown Rice & Cannellini Bean Burgers

recipe- Brown Rice & Cannellini Bean Burgers

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Brown Rice & Cannellini Bean Burgers 

1 large organic onion, chopped
2 cups cooked cannellini beans (any beans will do), well rinsed if using canned
2 cups cooked organic brown rice
2 eggs (substitute 1/3 cup olive oil for vegan version)
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (simply omit for vegan version)
1/2 tsp chile powder or to taste (substitute regular chili powder or other seasoning as desired) this is optional if you prefer no heat
Sea salt & coarse black pepper to taste
1/2 cup organic greek or natural yoghurt

Sauté onion with some olive oil in a frypan on stove over low-medium heat until translucent (about 5 minutes). Set aside.

Add onion, beans, brown rice, eggs (or olive oil), parsley, cheese (if desired) and seasonings to blender and blend until ingredients are combined and desired texture is achieved (I still kept the odd chunky bean piece in mine).

Using your hands, assemble mixture into patties in desired sizing. (slightly smaller than traditional 'burger' size) but you could also make minis and serve them as an appetizer.

Heat a large frypan over medium heat, adding olive oil. Place burgers in heated skillet and sauté for about two minutes on each side or until desired doneness is achieved.

Add a dollop of yogurt to each burger and serve with a nice green salad
the picture shows a slice of peach for a garnish (optional as peaches are not in sesaon)