Making homemade burgers is a luxury. You can adjust them to the maximum and even expand them with non-meat ingredients.

The rice and lentil burgers that Karlos Arguiñano prepared in his Antena 3 program are a good alternative to modern, healthy and cheaper options.

Lentil burger on Antena 3 Arguiñano
Antenna 3

Just do it eat lentils and rice separately and mix them with vegetable stir-fry, in this case carrots and spring onions. Then everything is kneaded together and the burgers are made. Karl also, prepare a special sauce from the cooking liquid of lentils, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce. Let it reduce everything very well and that’s it.

How to prevent them from breaking when frying them

It is very easy to prepare, but There are many tricks that must be taken into account to make it perfect and hamburgers do not fall apart when fried.

  • If the dough is not uniform, you can add breadcrumbs.
  • You have to knead the mixture of rice, lentils and vegetables very well so that it binds. Do it with your hands.
  • To make hamburgers without the dough sticking to your hands, it is better to keep them wet.
  • Oil a dish by brushing a little oil to prevent them from falling when you have them waiting to fry them.
  • Fry them in a minimum amount of oil. Brush the pan so that it is well distributed. .

Rice and lentil burgers

for 4 people


  • 200 g of lentils
  • 200 g of rice
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Water
  • add virgin olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Parsley to decorate
  • Salt

Step by step

  1. Cook lentils

    Cook lentils in a pot with plenty of water, leek, onion and bay leaves. They will be ready in half an hour.

  2. cook the carrot

    Saute the finely chopped carrot and spring onion in a pan with oil.

  3. make rice

    Cut a clove of garlic, put it in a saucepan with a little oil. Add the rice, fry a little and add twice the water and a little more. Cook for 15 minutes.

  4. Replace the burgers

    Remove the lentils well (but leave a part of their soup), rice and poached vegetables and make hamburgers with them. If they are not consistent, add a little breadcrumbs. Wet your hands so the dough doesn’t stick.

  5. cooking burgers

    Place the burgers on a plate greased with oil so they don’t stick. Heat the pan with a few drops of oil and cook the burgers for 4 minutes on each side.

  6. make the fish

    In a saucepan, reduce the cooking liquid from the lentils, tomato sauce, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

  7. Plate and help

    Serve two hamburgers to a guest sprinkled with a string of fish and decorate with a sprig of parsley.