Wild Rice & Lentil Pilaf

This comforting dish is full of plant-based protein, zinc, iron and vitamin B12, making it a beneficial choice for those following a plant-based diet. Plus, it’s easy to make and delicious; what more could you want?

Serves: 6

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 35 min


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small brown onion
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • ½ cup wild rice
  • 1 pack Vegie Delights™ Lentil Burgers
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, stalks removed
  • 4 cups reduced salt vegetable stock 
  • 100g baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup flaked almonds
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, sauté the garlic, onions and both types of rice in the olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add the Vegie Delights™ Lentil Burgers to the pan and heat briefly on both sides. Use a wooden spoon to break down the burgers and crumble. 
  2. Add the thyme, stock, and stir and break up the burgers. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 20-25 minutes.  
  3. Stir through spinach and the almonds. Cook until all the liquid is absorbed, probably only a few minutes. Stir through the basil and serve warm. 

Recipe and image kindly provided by Vegie Delights.

Find Vegie Delights Lentil Burgers in the plant-based freezer section of Coles.

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