Za'atar Spiced Brown Rice Chickpea Burgers
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4-6 patties
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice, cooled
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (equivalent of 1½ cups)
  • ¾ cup red onion, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp za'atar spice
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil spray
  1. Start by sautéing the chopped onions in a little olive oil until softened and slightly browned.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the chickpeas and mash roughly with a fork, until most of the mixture is broken down (a few whole chickpeas here and there is okay).
  3. Add the sautéed onions, brown rice, za'atar spice, parsley, tahini, lemon juice and seasonings to the same bowl and mix well using your hands to bind everything together. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  4. Preheat your oven to 176 °C/ 350 °F and grease a baking tray using a little bit of olive oil.
  5. Shape into 4-6 equal sized patties and place on tray. Bake for 18-20 minutes, flipping once in between.
Recipe by One Arab Vegan at