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  • Prep time

    30 Mins

  • cook time

    60 Mins

  • servings

    15 patties

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  • 3 cups Lotus Foods Organic Tricolor Blend Rice, cooked
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1 tsp high-quality sea salt
  • ¼ cup water or chickpea liquid reserved from can
  • 2 tbsp ground golden flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper, to taste

Vegan Dill Garlic Sauce

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup almond milk or water (add 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is achieved)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • freshly cracked pepper (optional)

product used in the recipe

Organic Tricolor Blend Rice

  • 1

    Cook rice according to directions on package or use leftover rice.

  • 2

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment for cooking patties.

  • 3

    Pulse oats in a food processor or coffee grinder until a coarse meal forms. Set aside.

  • 4

    Place drained chickpeas in a food processor. Pulse 5-6 times, or until chickpeas are slightly mashed.

  • 5

    Buzz cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles grains of rice.

  • 6

    Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, onion, and celery. Sauté until slightly soft (~3-4 mins). Quickly add garlic, cauliflower rice and a pinch of sea salt. Stir and continue cooking for another 2-3 mins. Remove from heat.

  • 7

    Mix all ingredients together until combined. Form hamburger-sized (~3-inch) falafels (like hamburger patties) and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.

  • 8

    Place in preheated oven for 15 mins. Remove and flip patties over. Continue to cook for another 10-15 mins, or a little longer if making thicker burger patties.

  • 9

    For a crispier falafel, add 1 tbsp olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add cooked patties and let them sizzle until slightly brown. Flip and repeat on other side.

  • 10

    Serve with dill garlic sauce on burger bun, pita bread or on a bed of greens.

  • 11

    For Vegan Dill Garlic Sauce: add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until creamy or desired consistency (~5-7 mins).

  • 12

    Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Drizzle over falafel before serving.

product used in the recipe

Organic Tricolor Blend Rice