Sweet Potato + Brown Rice Burgers

Difficulty: Easy

Makes 4

Burgers are LIT but when I eat them, you’ll usually find me chomping on some kind of mock meat variety. Every now and then I like to tuck in to a true “veggie burger” and this one is so freaking easy you’ll find yourself doing the very same. Prep ’em in advance, pop ’em in the fridge and with a little salad and/or a bun you’ve got a quick lunch or dinner option ready to go.

Sweet Potato Burger

Sweet Potato Burger


  • 300g sweet potato
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (ain’t no shame in using microwave rice – so quick!)
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley stalks
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds


  1. Stab the sweet potatoes a few times with a knife and cook in the microwave (or par boil) until soft but not mushy. Set aside.
  2. Once they’re cool enough to handle, cut the sweet potatoes in half and scrape the flesh (IDK, is that what it’s called?) into a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Throw in the brown rice, onion, garlic, parsley, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well until combined.
  4. Measure out half a cup of the mixture and then gently tip into your hand. Firmly shape into a patty and place on a plate. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  5. Pop the plate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (keep them in a container if you’d like to store them longer).
  6. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  7. Remove the patties from the fridge.
  8. Tip the sesame seeds into a shallow bowl or container and gently coat each patty with sesame seeds before adding to the baking tray.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden on the outside and serve with your fave salads and toppings alone or on a bun.

Sweet Potato Burger

Sweet Potato Burger


  • Kristy Griffiths

    So glad I found this recipe, I know what I’ll be having for dinner tonight!