Brown Rice Burgers

Ever since our son was born, my husband and I have been trying to make healthier choices when it comes to our lifestyle.  Along with exercising, we’ve been trying to make healthier swaps in our diet as well.  We’ve cut out soda almost completely, swapping whole grains for processed when we can, and little things here and there.  I (over)enthusiastically bought two bags of brown rice in the hopes of making the swap from basmati and failed miserably.  Neither of us can stomach it.


Long story short, I have a bunch of brown rice sitting in my cupboards.  So when I found out that a friend of mine from back home had posted a recipe for brown rice burgers, I quickly jumped at the chance to use up the rice that had taken my cupboard hostage.

These are DELISH! If you’re into the meatless variety, I totally recommend these.  Don’t let the simple list of ingredients fool you.  The burgers are so filling and hearty, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re healthy too 😉

Brown Rice Burgers

Yield:  4 to 6 Patties


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


Wash rice and combine all ingredients in a saucepan or rice cooker and cook until done.  Cool completely.

Run the rice mixture through a food processor until completely mashed.  Shape into patties of desired size.  Pan-fry in a little oil until browned on both sides.  Place in a bun and top as desired.

Note:  Patties can be shaped and frozen.  Defrost and pan-fry when ready to eat.


12 responses

  1. I’ve never heard of this before..sounds interesting. I have brown rice sitting in my cupboard…what I bought it for didn’t turn out that great so I need ideas to use it up. Will have to give this a try! Have you ever made this with water instead of the vegetable broth?

    • LOL brown rice and I also didn’t have a good relationship until my friend posted this recipe 🙂 The original recipe actually calls for 2 cups water + 1 vegetable buillon cube (I didn’t have any so I subbed broth for the bullion cube and water), so you can give that a shot if you don’t have any broth 🙂 good luck!

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