Jun 22, 2018

Easy Rice & Bean Burgers ~ Plant-based and Oil-free!


Greetings!!!! I’ve been meaning to share this simple and tasty, plant-based recipe with you for a while now. These burgers are a cinch to put together and are just perfectly delicious. As the summer months get to a start here in the northern hemisphere, plant-based burgers are always a great idea for lunch or dinner. These guys also freeze well, which I LOVE because that means an easy future meal for me! So go ahead and double the recipe if you like and freeze a bunch for future use.

I have a secret to share with you… you may already know about it but it’s an ingredient that I will now never be without! The binding agent extraordinaire, otherwise known as PSYLLIUM HUSK. Woohoo! It’s just the best, not only for burgers but it also works great for baked goods and bean loaves. The thing I am really loving about this ingredient is the perfect texture it gives my burgers. They’re not soggy or pasty. You know what I’m talking about right? When I first started making bean and veggie burgers it took a lot of trial and error to get that texture just right, playing with varying amounts of chia, flax seed, oats, etc. Well, not any more!

Psyllium husk is becoming more and more popular. I saw some huge containers of it on an end cap at my local Whole Foods so I guess maybe it’s not such a secret anymore. 🙂 Besides holding things together like a champ, psyllium husk is also a prebiotic AND a wonderful source of dietary soluble fiber. Score!

I get mine on Amazon here –> PSYLLIUM HUSKS

Anyway, without further ado, here is the recipe. I hope you enjoy these burgers as much as we do! They’re are a staple at our house now…

Healthy trails,




4 responses to “Easy Rice & Bean Burgers ~ Plant-based and Oil-free!”

  1. Chris says:

    Looks very good and straightforward, I will make this dish.

  2. Dru says:


    Your recipes never disappoint! These are fantastic! I followed the recipe as shown, but next time will experiment adding some of the extras you suggested. Using Psyllium husk was genius! I think of all the burger/bean loaf recipes I have tried over the years that had great flavor but the texture was exactly what you said… soggy and pasty! Blech! The psyllium husk really does make the difference in the texture! Thanks again for posting this, I will be making another batch for the 4th of July.

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