Leftover Rice Cakes

Sometimes you just make too much rice. I like rice. It’s tasty. You can make fun dishes out of it. But sometimes taking care of all of the leftovers is challenging. After some experimenting I found the cure to my leftover rice boredom. Leftover rice cakes!

I first tired these after making a cuban dish that was so delicious but really produced a lot of rice. It’s hard to eat the same thing over and over. It had to be spiced up. Here is the outline of creating a great leftover rice cake. The specifics are really up to you. What kind of spices and vegetables do you like?

Leftover Rice Cakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Leftover Rice Cakes



  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine leftover rice, egg, breadcrumbs, and additional desired ingredients.
  2. Form into patties.
  3. In a small amount of olive oil fry rice cakes.
  4. Note:
  5. Add any spices and vegetables to spice these up! The goal is to use up all that leftover rice!
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The flavor options are endless. Spice up you cakes with spices, vegetables, even fruit. These are particularly good when made from a flavored dish. The above cakes were made from leftover Moros y Christianos. Yum!