Chicken and brown rice burgers

Chicken and brown rice burgers


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About this recipe: Stretch your mince with this recipe, which also packs in healthy whole grain. Perfect for fussy kids, but adults will love them, too!


Serves: 4 

  • 90g brown rice
  • 300g minced chicken (or turkey)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, basil or oregano, or a mix - finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • oil for frying

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Place brown rice in a saucepan and cover generously with water. Bring to the boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender, about 40 minutes, then drain any water left in the pan.
  2. Combine cooked rice and mince. Add egg, herbs, salt and pepper. Form small burgers, dredge in flour and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Add burgers and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the centre.


Don't be tempted to use white rice, which won't hold up as well as heartier brown rice. If you don't have brown rice, other whole grain options would be bulgur wheat, farro or barley.

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