Tonight for dinner I wanted to use some leftover lentils and brown rice that had been in the fridge for a few days. Here's what I came up with.
Lentils and Brown Rice Mess - Serves 4-6 1-2 cups cooked lentils 1 cup cooked brown rice 1/4 cup toasted walnuts 3 chopped garlic cloves 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes salt and pepper 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil
Combine all ingredients except lemon juice and olive oil in a food processor and mix until combined. Pour into a big bowl and add lemon juice and olive oil. Make into patties or just saute spoonfuls in a small skillet for 4-6 minutes.
I had planned to make burgers with this mixture, but I ran out of eggs and had no "glue." So my burgers turned into a bit of a messI got one normal-looking burgerI just sauteed the mess until it was browned. There's nothing that has to get cooked but it should be nice and warm before serving. Then, I piled it into a pita with some yogurt and served with a half an avocado on the side. Without the egg, this dish is perfect for vegans. What do you do with leftover lentils or brown rice?