Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Rice Cakes – inspired by Nigel Slater

These Rice Cakes were a first for me – but it won't be a last, that's for sure.  They were inspired by Nigel Slater.

You make the rice cakes using leftover cold cooked rice (preferably fridge cold).  You could also use leftover risotto.

I added some finely diced chilli, red capsicum (bell pepper), herbs and a tomato along with some salt, pepper, fish sauce and crème fraiche.

Then stir in some diced cheese – I used Egmont cheese which is a type of Colby.

Form into little oblongish shapes and dip in some beaten egg and then crumb them.

They need to be shallow fried very gently.  They are very fragile but so yummy!


  1. We end up with a lot of leftover rice here. I'm always looking for ways to use it. I like that this is versatile--any number of things can be added for seasoning/flavoring. My wheels are starting to turn! Thanks for sharing, Carole.

  2. What a great idea! next time I have leftover rice, I will have to try this.


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