Pea, spinach and brown rice patties (vegan and oil free)

17 Jan

Are you doing the healthy eating thing this month?

People around me are having salads at lunch time and my friend last week even had hers without the dressing. I know.  On instagram, more people are asking me about ‘how to’ on roasting veg or other healthy vegetarian stuff, not tips on creamy curries or frying pakora.

I am off to a good start this year. No, I haven’t cut out bread, cakes, and biscuits or curry (as evidenced on my instagram profile). I am off to a good start because you know how I told you, that every year New Year’s Eve for the last four years I have been filled with dread?  I felt anxious as the year turned over that I had not done enough or not moved enough. I created, shaped and grew a larger monster of my normally hushed down feelings of confusion and mislaid bits of identity since my boy has been born and my redundancy. Am I still clever? Can I still be successful? Could I still earn what I used to?

Well, guess what? For the first time in four years, I didn’t feel it. I thought a little bit, my heart was still and my mind was sleepy. That my friends, is a healthy start to 2015. I have grown.

Pea, spinach and brown rice patties (vegan and oil free) by Deena Kakaya

So, with a healthier mind, I share with you green freshness and goodness. The pea, spinach and brown rice patties are oil free and vegan friendly. I am myself surprised that they have held so well and they are so moist on the inside. The oats and breadcrumb give a crisp exterior and even after freezing a batch and cooking them the other day, they are still moist inside. Even my two year old enjoyed them.

Pea, spinach and brown rice patties (vegan and oil free) by Deena Kakaya

Ingredients to make 12 patties

300g frozen peas, boiled for 3 minutes and then cooled

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1-2 green chillies

125g baby leaf spinach, shredded in a food processor

1 tsp. cumin powder

1 tsp. coriander powder

1 tsp. chaat masala

65g brown rice, cooked per packet instructions and then cooled

50g jumbo oats

80g breadcrumbs

  1. Combine the peas, garlic, spices and seasonings into the food processor and blitz them into a lightly lumpy paste. Then add the spinach and blitz again.
  2. Turn the pea paste into a large bowl and then add the oats, breadcrumbs and cooled, cooked brown rice and form it all into dough.
  3. Put the patty mix into the fridge for 15 minutes and then bring it out to form equal sized patties, placing them onto baking paper.
  4. Place the patties back into the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  5. Once the patties have set to a more firm shape, bake them in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until they are lightly golden on the outside.

16 Responses to “Pea, spinach and brown rice patties (vegan and oil free)”

  1. Karinna January 17, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    I like the look of this! Do you cook them from chilled?

    • Deena Kakaya January 17, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

      Hi Karinna, thank you for letting me know that you like this one! Yes I put them in a hot oven straight from the fridge x

  2. Katie @ Whole Nourishment January 18, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    I’m liking your “green freshness and goodness” in the form of these patties, Deena. I make a green pea falafel of sorts and I love the moisture and sweetness the peas give so I know these would be good. Glad your 2015 is off to a good start and that thoughts/feelings are more settled this year. 🙂

    • Deena Kakaya January 19, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

      Pea falafel are yum, have you got a recipe on your site Katie? Thank you, you are very kind x

      • Katie @ Whole Nourishment January 19, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

        No, I don’t have the pea falafel recipe on my site. 🙁 I should post it at some point though because falafels are so fun to have.

  3. matchamochimoo January 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    Absolutely love it, also like the vibrant colour, so attractive! Thanks Deena!

    • Deena Kakaya January 19, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

      Thank you so much, I love the colour too. C

  4. Bizzie January 19, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    These look lovely! I’m thinking of making them for a dinner party – what dip would you recommend serving them with?

    • Deena Kakaya January 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

      Hi, so glad that you like the look of them! I serve them with siracha sauce and roasted red pepper hummus. I hope you enjoy them x

  5. coconutcraze January 20, 2015 at 12:47 am #

    if you are making such lovely dishes you can surely stick to your New year resolution! It looks attractive and lovely! What colours! Yes, I eat with my eyes most of the time!

    • Deena Kakaya January 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

      Thank you so much, green goodness always appeals to me too x

  6. Lucy Goodman (@lulabelloves) January 20, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

    Deena, this looks incredible! This weekend I am definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks do much 🙂 xx

    http://www.lulabelloves.com/blog

    • Deena Kakaya January 22, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

      Thanks Lucy, I really hope that you enjoy them. X

  7. thespicyrd January 21, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    Cheers to your healthy start my friend! And what a gorgeous shade of green these patties are. Yum! Did I see on Google + that it is your birthday today? Have a fabulous celebration!! xoxo

    • Deena Kakaya January 21, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

      You are always so sweet, you really are. Yes it is- thank you my friend x

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