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Salmon Burgers with Cilantro Brown Rice

  • Prep Time 0:20
  • Cook Time 0:25
  • Estimated Cost $17.50

This is an awesome way to stretch an expensive ingredient (salmon), by combining it with tasty but less-expensive ingredients, resulting in you getting the most bang for your buck. The burgers are similar to crabcakes but more toothsome and satisfying. The spinach is a healthful, fresh addition and the warm Cilantro Brown Rice makes the perfect bed for the tasty burgers. The burgers are also delicious served on crusty rolls with a garlicky aioli.


For the Burgers:

  • 2 uncooked 4-oz salmon fillets, chopped into ½ “ chunks $8 
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained $2 
  • 1/4 medium red onion, chopped finely $1
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced Pantry
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise Pantry
  • 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped $1 
  • 1 tsp salt Pantry
  • a few grinds black pepper Pantry
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for cooking Pantry

For the Cilantro Brown Rice:

  • 2 cups freshly cooked, hot long grain brown rice $4 for a box 
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, roughly chopped, plus extra for garnish $1.50
  • salt to taste Pantry


For the Burgers:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Divide into 2 patties and set on a clean plate or parchment paper. 
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. Cook the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side until they are firm to the touch and nicely browned on the outside. Serve hot over Cilantro Brown Rice.

For the Cilantro Brown Rice:

  1. Toss the hot rice with the cilantro and salt. Fluff with a fork.

Category: Meals


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Eric, on Feb 11, 08:12 AM, wrote:

Awesome. I also love that the photo of the food, is good, but not one of those perfect food porn shots. You know where the result that YOU have never matches the one in the photo, no matter how many times you try. Thanks for keeping it REAL!

ETC, on Feb 11, 09:09 AM, wrote:

Food porn shots are the best though!

Adam Metz, on Feb 11, 10:23 AM, wrote:

Around here, we try to keep the food shots food, and the pr0n shots pr0n.

Lilly, on Feb 12, 04:53 AM, wrote:

What if you’re one of those people who hate cilantro, what can be substituted in the rice?

[Good question Lilly. My suggestion would be to add a little chopped flat-leaf parsley, since you're buying it anyway and it has a similar texture. Plus, fewer ingredients to buy = less money spent! --G]

Schiffske, on Feb 13, 02:59 PM, wrote:

This recipe looks amazing. I was going to buy some pasta tonight, but I think I’ll make this instead. Can you add something on the website so people can upload their versions of your recipe’s? That’d be sweet.

[ Schiffske, send your pics and comments to and we'll work on it :) ]

situs judi togel, on Oct 2, 12:34 AM, wrote:

I like salmon

deep web links, on Dec 12, 08:45 PM, wrote:

i wonder how u do it

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