January 02, 2014

Rice Cake

Don't waste! Make cakes with rice leftovers.

servings: 36 to 40 mini cakes
time: 1 hour

4 cups cooked rice
½ chopped onion
½ cup all purpose flour (whole wheat or white)
3 eggs
2 to 3 tbs grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley and green onions

1 – In a large bowl, mix all ingredients by hand.
2 – Shape the mixture into little balls and place on greased baking sheet.
3 – Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top of each cake.
4 – Bake in preheated oven to 400°F for about 40 minutes, until the cakes are nicely browned.

Tips and Options

  • The cake can be dip fried in oil. Baked is healthier but surely fried will taste better.
  • Enhance the flavor of cakes by adding fried bacon pieces, corn, boiled potato pieces, peas and/or diced mushrooms.
  • When making the balls, add a piece of mozzarella in the middle, before baking.
  • Serve with rose or marinara sauce, mayonnaise and/or ketchup.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Bolinho de Arroz.

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