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Black Bean-Brown Rice Patties

We like to serve these patties with romaine (drizzled with olive oil and squeezed with lime), sliced avocado and red onion, and fresh cilantro leaves.

  • Yield: Makes 6
Black Bean-Brown Rice Patties

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Whole Living, January/February January/February 2013


  • 1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 3/4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Coarse salt


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Pulse ingredients in a food processor until combined and season with salt.

  2. Divide mixture into six portions and form into one-inch-thick patties. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and bake until tops are golden and crisp, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note

Refrigerate patties in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Reviews (12)

  • Danielle M 5 Nov, 2013

    This recipe was amazing! I loved it with onions and avocado.

  • rockykitchen 9 Jun, 2013

    This worked perfectly for me. Keep an eye on them so they don't over bake. I had to turn the pan once. I loved these with the sesame kale salad.

  • LWhite83 21 Mar, 2013

    This recipe worked perfectly for me. I served it with avocado and was a happy camper!

  • SadieCakes 6 Mar, 2013

    Every patty stuck to the parchment paper. I had to scrape the "patties" off of the paper and they were mushy on the inside. :( ... fail

  • Hannah-banana 14 Feb, 2013

    If you look back at the description of this cleanse, it says that while this is not a calorie counting diet, portions should be modest. That would change from person to person. So don't over eat, just eat until you are satisfied. Tip: You will eat less if you eat slow.

  • diddleydoo 13 Feb, 2013

    these are delicious! i topped them w avocado/tomatoes/cilantro/scallion/lime salad. very flavorful and filling.

  • saradara 4 Feb, 2013

    I'm pretty sure Yield 6 also means Serves 6 so 1 patty per meal. Anyone know if there is an email to send to to get clarification?

  • homesteadingmamaof2 1 Feb, 2013

    These have been one of the better meals of week 2 - actually filled me up & felt substantial. One of my problems with the recipes have been the serving sizes. This recipe says makes 6, but how many servings? Since it's on the meal list twice for the week, I guess 3 is a serving. Would have been nice to have some side suggestions with this one.

  • ferg4africa 30 Jan, 2013

    Really enjoyed this recipe. I agree, it is a bit on the dry side. The lime and avocado really help! This was delicious and my husband even liked it!

  • Jamescyril 29 Jan, 2013

    so easy, so delicious - especially with suggested condiments (avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime)

  • Sai Anita 26 Jan, 2013

    so i am assuming the serving size is 3 patties?

  • MountainMontana 25 Jan, 2013

    These taste good, though a bit dry. Avocado on top helped a lot. I also squeezed some lime juice over them. I think a fresh and simple salsa would really add some depth to the dish and should be in line with the plan.

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