Chickpea-Brown Rice Veggie Burger

Detox Cred: These tasty bean and brown-rice meatless patties deliver a filling protein-fiber combo. Brown rice is a super whole grain to include in any diet: Just one cup delivers nearly one-third of the daily value of selenium, a mineral that helps fight free radicals.

  • Servings: 4
Chickpea-Brown Rice Veggie Burger

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Whole Living, January/February January/February 2012


  • 2 cups cooked and drained chickpeas
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Whole-grain mustard
  • Red onion, sliced, for garnish
  • Roasted red pepper, sliced, for garnish
  • Green-leaf lettuce, for wrapping


  1. Mash chickpeas and brown rice until thick paste forms. Stir in shallot, garlic, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in egg. Form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Spread with mustard, top with red onion and roasted red pepper, and wrap in lettuce.


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