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Ingredients

Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
Brown Rice
Garlic
Onion
Eggs
Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
Greens Anything from spiach, cilantro, parsley, and kale works

Meatless Monday Brown Rice and Chickpea Patties

Be part of the #MeatlessMonday movement!

Features:
    • Serves 2
    • Medium

    Directions

    Have you heard of Meatless Monday? I love this concept as it has a great impact on our health and the environment, more people should do this!

    My signature Meatless Monday dish are these brown rice & chickpea patties. They are high in protein, fiber and keeps you full longer. Though this is a meatless dish, it is very hearty and satisfying for any meat lover.

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Cook The Brown Rice

    First, cook the brown rice. I use short grain brown rice as it cooks faster and it has a creamier texture. Follow the package instructions as each type of rice might have a different cooking time.

    Next, drain and rinse the chickpeas. Drain them well as the canned beans contain a lot of sodium.

    2
    Done

    Make The Patties Mixture

    Once the rice is cooked add it to a bowl with the chickpeas, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Now it's time to mash! I use a cocktail muddler, as it is the only appropriate tool I own (and it works quite well!) but a potato masher would probably work better. The rice and chickpeas should become one, be sure to mash until you do not see any more whole chickpeas. This does take a little bit of elbow grease but it is well worth it!

    Once it is all incorporated give it a quick taste. Now is the time to adjust the seasoning accordingly. Next, add your egg and greens. Adding a handful of spinach, kale, or just dark lettuce leaves is optional but I always try to incorporate some greens for the health benefits and it looks pretty!

    3
    Done

    Pan Fry The Patties

    Form the patties by first making them into a golf-sized ball then flatten them to give it that patty look.

    Heat up a large skillet and add 1 tbsp of oil, I use extra virgin olive oil but any oil will work. Now it's time to fry these patties! These take about 4 minutes per side on medium heat.

    As these are the meat replacement, they can be served with pretty much anything your heart desires! I love roasted veggies like carrots, zucchini, and squash. These patties last up to 4 days in the fridge and can easily be heated up in a skillet or the microwave.

    Let me know what you think of these!

    Joni

    Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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