Golden Beet and Rice Burger Sliders

Sweet and spicy, these veggie burger sliders with beets, goat cheese and Success® Jasmine Rice are served over lettuce leaves for a stunning appetizer or starter.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings
SERVES 6
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 can (7.5 oz) white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tbsp water
  • 4 oz (about 1 1/2 cups) golden beets, cooked and grated
  • 3 oz goat cheese, crumbled and divided
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 12 leaves Bibb lettuce
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce

Instructions

  • Delicious and hearty, these vegetarian rice and bean sliders made with sweet golden beets are perfect for any occasion — from a game night to an outdoor barbecue!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Pulse together beans, egg and water in a food processor until mashed.

    Step 3

  • Transfer bean mixture to a large bowl. Add rice, beets, half of the goat cheese, dill, salt and pepper, and stir until combined. Divide mixture into 6 portions and shape into 1/2-inch-thick patties.

    Step 4

  • Heat half of the oil in a large, nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Cook patties in 2 batches, for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and heated through, adding remaining oil as necessary.

    Step 5

  • Place 2 lettuce leaves together, overlapping ends to form a pocket. Place patty inside lettuce pocket; top with arugula and remaining goat cheese. Drizzle with Sriracha. Repeat with remaining burgers.

    Recipe Tips

    For an extra pop of flavor, top sliders with pickled shallots.

    If preferred, serve burgers in slider buns.

How to Cook Beets in the Microwave

To cook beets in the microwave, begin by piercing each beet several times with a sharp paring knife. Place beets on a sheet of parchment paper, then fold and crimp the edges of the paper to seal the package. Place on a microwave-safe dish.

Microwave beets on HIGH for 8 to 10 minutes or until fork-tender. Carefully remove beets from the microwave (they will be very hot). Allow the beets to cool slightly before unwrapping. Gently rub off the skins with a paper towel or peel beets using a paring knife.

Packed with Flavor

Packed with vegetables, rice and beans, these burger patties are incredibly flavorful and hearty! The component breakdown includes:

-Rice: Success® Jasmine Rice adds fluffy texture and aromatic flavor to this dish. As this recipe calls for cooked and chilled rice, it’s perfect for using leftover rice!
-Beans: Pantry staple canned white beans are ideal for this recipe.
-Egg: To make these sliders compact, eggs are added as a binder.
-Golden beets, goat cheese, dill, salt and black pepper: Flavor-enhancing veggies, herbs and cheese add to the incredible texture and flavor of this dish.

How to Serve

If you’re wondering how to serve these sliders, our wheat-free suggestion is to use lettuce wraps! However, you can also use classic slider buns, if desired. Serve these alongside a refreshing rice salad, such as our Greek Beet and Watermelon Rice Salad or a Roasted Golden Beet “Carpaccio” with Quinoa.

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