Lentil Brown Rice Cakes with cilantro cream

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 201.5
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.7 mg
  • Sodium: 135.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 11.0 g

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Introduction

Serves as a great substitute for burgers. Can be eaten on their own, or in a sandwich, or crumbled up in a wrap. Very filling, great flavor. Serves as a great substitute for burgers. Can be eaten on their own, or in a sandwich, or crumbled up in a wrap. Very filling, great flavor.
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    1 cup green lentils
    2-3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tbsp dried oregano
    1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
    2 cups cooked brown rice
    3 egg whites, whisked
    1/4 cup whole wheat flour
    1/4 tsp cajun seasoning
    Olive oil cooking spray
    1/2 cup non-fat yogurt, plain
    2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
    juice of 1/2 lime
    sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Directions

Serves 5. I'd suggest making the cilantro cream while you're waiting for the lentils to cook, that way, the flavors have a few minutes to "marry" in the fridge before serving.

For the cilantro cream, whisk together yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. I sometimes add a little garlic powder as well for extra flavor.

Put lentils, garlic, oregano, and onion in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over med/high heat. Boil for 4 minutes, reduce heat to med/low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. If water reduces by too much, add 1/2 cup more. You want the lentils to absorb all the water during cooking, but you don't want the water to reduce so much that the bottom of the lentils burn. When lentils are done, let them cool for at least 10 minutes.

In large bowl, mix together rice, lentil mixture, egg whites, flour, and seasoning. (Easiest to mix with your hands.) Preheat nonstick skillet on med/high heat. Mist with cooking spray. Place patties (mixture will make 10, burger sized patties) in pan, and cook about 5 min per side or until slightly browned.

Serve 2 patties with 2 tbsp cilantro cream spooned over the top.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TAMARALUGO.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |

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