Delicious Home Made Chickpea and Rice Burger

I was craving a burger but couldn’t find a recipe that seemed to hit all my craving desires… So After searching the net for burger recipes, I decided to combine about 3 different recipes into one, and it worked out great!

So here it is – enjoy!


2 and 1/2 cups frozen chickpeas or chickpeas that have been soaked over night

1 cup uncooked mixed rice (brown rice, red rice, wild rice)

Vegan Burger served with green beans, rice and chili sauce

1/2 medium leek

2 generous table spoons raw tahini

Ground cumin

Salt and pepper

Olive oil


Pour the chickpeas into a pot with boiling water and let let them boil until tender. 

Cook the rice as you would any wholemeal rice (1 and 3/4 cups of water over one cup of rice).

Chop and fry the leek until tender and well cooked.

When the chickpeas are soft, mash them using a potato masher, until they become like a paste. Then add in the prepared leek and rice and mix well.

Add in two shallow teaspoons of cumin, the tahini, and salt and pepper to taste and mix well.

Heat up a frying pan with a bit of olive oil, and when hot enough make burger patties using your hands from the mix and fry them for 2-3 minutes on each side until brown and ready. Don’t make the burgers too thick but don’t flatten them either.


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Founder, Director and Chief Editor of The Vegan Woman

Sivan is the founder, director, and chief editor of The Vegan Woman. As a vegan lifestyle expert and public speaker, Sivan leads interactive workshops and online communities that help men and women make the transition into veganism and plant-based diets an enjoyable and uplifting journey.

Sivan is also a writer and contributor on various vegan-living topics, and has been featured on CNN’s Eatocracy, Vegan Weddings HQ, Vegan Views, Vegan Lifestyle magazine, and other national and international platforms.

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