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The Best Veggie Burger Recipe

These delicious gluten-free veggie burgers are made with a combination of rice, lentils, sunflower seeds, and the perfect blend of spices. Perfectly crispy and delicious, this is definitely The Best Veggie Burger Recipe!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 523kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • Brown Rice
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Gluten-Free Quick Cooking Rolled Oats


  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 1 cup green lentils cooked
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin ground
  • 1 tsp coriander freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp ground Hungarian paprika
  • 1 egg or 1 flax egg for vegan option*
  • 4 tbs gluten free quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • In a food processor combine: rice, lentils, sunflower seeds, onion, garlic & spices. Process well. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Then add: egg (or flax egg*), oats, and oil. Mix & mash with a spatula until all is relatively smooth. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge and shape into patties (this should make 4 burger-sized patties).
  • Heat a greased skillet on med-high heat & cook patties until browned, about 5 minutes each side.
  • These are great on their own, served on a bed of greens or burger-style on any gluten free bread of your choice!
  • Enjoy!


To make a flax egg: combine 1 tbs of ground flax seed w/ 3 tbs of water and let sit for 10 minutes or until beginning to thicken–add to recipe as you would any egg.
This recipe is also featured in my cookbook, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.


Serving: 1patty | Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 6mg