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Vegan Curry-Spiced Sweet Potato & Wild Rice Burgers

Nutritious, amazing sweet potato wild rice burgers made with chickpeas and curry spices. They’re cozy, seasonal, and bursting with vibrant flavors. Freezer friendly too!

Course Dinner, Lunch
Keyword wild rice burgers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 patties
Calories 190 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice blend
  • 1 - 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3-1/2 cup breadcrumbs OR oat flour
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, for cooking
  • Optional: 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • For topping: avocado, arugula, red onion


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Use a fork to poke sweet potato several times. Place sweet potato on a small pan lined with foil and bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes or until fork tender.

  3. While sweet potato is cooking, cook the wild rice by adding 1 cup water and wild rice to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until tender.
  4. Add cooked sweet potato (not the skin) and chickpeas to a large bowl; mash with a fork or potato masher. (Alternatively you can use a food processor and pulse them until somewhat, but not completely smooth.) 

  5. Next stir in cooked wild rice, curry powder, cumin and garlic powder. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then stir in breadcrumbs (or oat flour), cranberries and pecans, if using. The pecans add a lovely flavor, but aren't necessary. 

  6. Shape mixture into six patties. It's easier to shape and cook the patties when they are cold, so if you'd like you can keep the mixture in the fridge until cold, then form patties (I recommend doing it this way!).

  7. Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a large pan. Once oil is hot, add patties and cook for about 7-9 minutes, then VERY carefully flip. Cook for an additional 7-9 minutes on the other side, adding more oil to the pan if necessary. Serve on their own or in a bun! I love mine with avocado & arugula. Makes 6 burgers.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Curry-Spiced Sweet Potato & Wild Rice Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.5g2%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5.8g24%
Sugar 7.2g8%
Protein 7.3g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.