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Brown Rice and Lamb Burgers with Spinach

By Mark Bittman

Published February 26, 2019

Makes 4 servings Time1 hour The rice gives these burgers an amazingly crisp crust and moist interior. Use ground turkey or beef instead of lamb if you like, and try topping the burgers with a little yogurt and lemon juice—it’s a nice touch. INGREDIENTS 1 cup brown riceSalt5 tablespoons olive oil3 teaspoons minced garlic1 pound spinach, roughly choppedBlack pepper8 ounces ground lamb1 small red onion, chopped1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon cumin1 ⁄ 4 cup crumbled…

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Makes
4 servings

Time
1 hour

The rice gives these burgers an amazingly crisp crust and moist interior. Use ground turkey or beef instead of lamb if you like, and try topping the burgers with a little yogurt and lemon juice—it’s a nice touch.


INGREDIENTS

1 cup brown rice
Salt
5 tablespoons olive oil
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 pound spinach, roughly chopped
Black pepper
8 ounces ground lamb
1 small red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon cumin
1 ⁄ 4 cup crumbled feta cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Put the rice in a saucepan with a pinch of salt and add water to cover by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then adjust the heat so that the mixture bubbles gently. Cover and cook until the rice is nearly done (it should be a little chewy and a little wet but not swimming), 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer the rice to a mixing bowl.