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?
- In a large mixing bowl, combine leftover rice, egg, breadcrumbs, and additional desired ingredients.
- Form into patties.
- In a small amount of olive oil fry rice cakes.
- Add any spices and vegetables to spice these up! The goal is to use up all that leftover rice!
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!