Curried Lentil Burgers with Coriander Yogurt

Author: Canadian Living

Even meat lovers won't miss the meat in these aromatic veggie burgers. Rice and lentils combine to make a complete protein, and the coriander yogurt is a refreshing topping. Try using basmati rice for a true South Asian flavour.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 teaspoons mild curry paste
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 can lentils drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger bun
Coriander Yogurt:
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander

Method

In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add rice and curry paste; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in stock, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Gently scrape into large bowl; let cool.

Meanwhile, in skillet, toast ground almonds over medium heat, stirring often, until almonds are golden, about 5 minutes. Add to rice.

In food processor, pur?lentils with lime juice until smooth. Stir into rice mixture. Shape into four 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Place patties on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning once, until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes.

Coriander Yogurt:
Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir yogurt with coriander.

Cut buns in half; place, cut sides down, on grill and toast until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Spread coriander yogurt over cut sides. Place burgers on bottoms; sandwich with tops.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 888 mg
  • Protein 20 g
  • Calories 504.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 77 g

%RDI

  • Iron 39.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 96.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 16.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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