Jalapeño Black Bean and Rice Burger

Serves 6 to 8
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2 tsps vegetable oil
3/4 cup diced carrot
3/4 cup diced celery
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin powder
2 cups cooked Adolphus® White Rice
1 cup black beans, cooked
1 cup finely shredded jalapeno cheese (or sharp cheddar cheese)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 each eggs
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp vegetable oil
8 each hamburger buns
1 cup chipotle salsa

Cooking Directions

In 10 inch non-stick skillet add 2 tbsp. oil.  Add carrots, celery and onion.  Cook over medium high heat stirring frequently until vegetables soften.  Add ground cumin. Cook and stir 30 seconds.  Remove from heat; set aside.

In bowl add cooked rice, black beans, cheese, sunflower seeds, eggs, cilantro, salt and pepper; mixed well.  Add cooked vegetable mixture to rice mixture.  Using a potato masher, mash well.  Rice will become slightly sticky.

Place 1 tbsp. vegetable oil in same skillet.  With wet hands, use 1/3 cup rice mixture to form burgers.  Place burgers into skillet.  Cook over medium heat until first side is golden brown.  Turn burgers over.  Cook until second side is golden brown.

Serve burgers in buns with chipotle sauce.