Red Lentil and Brown Rice Burgers

Makes 6
375 grms cooked organic brown basmati rice
300 grms red lentils
1 tsp red chilli, deseeded and minced
2 tbsp. fresh coriander
2 tbsp. red onion, finely diced
sea salt
sunflower oil for frying

Wash the lentils until the water runs clear. Place in a heavy-bottomed pot with 450ml water. Cover and bring to boil on a medium heat, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until all the lentils are cooked and mushy 25-30 mins. It is important to stir the lentils constantly as they can stick to the bottom of the pot very easily. Do not salt until cooking is finished as salt can slow the cooking time of beans.
Place the lentils into a large bowl and add the cooked rice, chilli, red onion and coriander. Season with salt. Divide into 6 portions. Dampen your hands and shape the mix into burgers. Place in the fridge to chill and set.
Heat sunflower oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the burgers until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with pesto or salsa !