Chickpea and Brown Rice Burger

Looking for a delicious veggie burger with a kick? This chickpea and brown rice burger will hit the spot! Full of flavour these chickpea and brown rice burgers are an excellent protein filled meal…sans meat!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 278kcal
Author Carmy


  • 1 cup of uncooked USA brown rice For more info on their rice, visit
  • 2 cans of chickpea drained (1080mL/38 fl oz)
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 2 jalapeno diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms diced and leave some whole aside for topping
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 1 small onion sliced or diced
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Buns
  • Ketchup and mustard


  • Cook 1 cup of brown rice.
  • While it is still warm (important!), pour into the food processor alongside the chickpeas.
  • Pulse until the chickpeas and rice are smooth and blended together.
  • While the food processor is doing its job, on the skillet, toast your sunflower seeds and lightly cook your diced garlic.
  • Pour into the chickpea and brown rice into a large bowl and mix in the sunflower seeds, garlic, carrots, and mushroom. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • After they are well mixed together, shape them into patties (you want them a bit smaller than the buns).
  • Put the patties onto the skillet and let it cook on each side for 2-3 minutes each.
  • Optional: toast the buns on the skillet too and serve with sliced tomatoes, lettuce, mushrooms, and onions. Top with ketchup and mustard.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 47.6% | Vitamin C: 16.1% | Calcium: 5.2% | Iron: 13.1%