Vegetable and Bean Burgers

Healthy burgers, crammed with tasty beans, nutty-tasting rice, and homely veggies make a tasty meal by Frank Bordini
By Frank Bordoni
Vegetable and Bean Burgers
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  • Serves: 4
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small leek, finely sliced
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 x 400 g tinned kidney beans, washed and drained
  • 200 g brown rice, boiled
  • 1 small bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • chilli oil, for drizzling


1. Sauté the carrot, onion, celery, garlic and leek in 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, until soft - this should take about 5-10 minutes.

2. Add the kidney beans and rice and mash everything together. Scatter over the parsley, and season to taste. Cool a little before shaping the mixture into round patties, about 4cm in diameter and 1cm thick.

3. Heat a griddle over a medium heat with the remaining olive oil. Fry the vegetable burgers on both sides for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden.

4. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Break in the egg and poach in simmering water until the white is just set.

5. Place 2 burgers in the centre of each plate and top with a poached egg. Drizzle with chilli oil before serving.

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