Friday, February 12, 2010

Seriously scrummy lentil and brown rice patties

I've said it before that lentils and brown rice don't deserve their appalling reputation. Make these delicious patties and serve them with a huge salad ... a really wonderful balanced meal. You can even use them for burger patties.

This is a big quantity - it makes 18 muffin tin sized patties easily. They freeze really well - just spray a patty pan with olive oil, pop the mix in and freeze. Then pop them out and put them in a large zip lock bag.

Lentil and Brown Rice Patties

1 large onion
1 large carrot
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 huge handful of leafy herbs - coriander, mint and/or parsley
1 cup brown lentils
1 cup brown rice
1-2 Tbsp each soy sauce and either sweet chilli or tomato sauces
2-4 Tbsp flour

In a large saucepan cook the lentils and rice together for around 45-50 minutes until tender. Drain.

Meanwhile, in a large food processor finely chop the onion, carrot, garlic and herbs. Add the lentils and rice, and then add the sauce and flour as required to make a mixture that is not too sloppy!

Cook either in a fry pan or under the grill for 5-10 minutes a side until slightly brown


  1. Hiya, I'm loving this blog - fantastic recipes to inspire me in trying to increase our family's vegetarian meals. Just wondering on this one - do I also finely chop the lentils and rice in the food processor after adding them or is that just 'add the lentils and rice' to the mixture and combine them all by stirring? Sorry - total novice here and had to check!

  2. So sorry Mazzgirls - I don't know how your comment got published without me seeing it!!!Don't process the lentils and rice just chuck them in!