Brown Rice Cakes
Crispy, pan-fried brown rice cakes laden with minced ham, red onion and bell pepper.
3 cups hot cooked brown rice*
1 medium-size green bell pepper, seeded and minced
1 medium-size red bell pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 cup red onion, minced
1/4 cup cured country ham**, minced
1 large egg
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
- Combine cooked rice, green and red peppers, onion, ham, egg and garlic. Add flour, salt and pepper, mixing until combined. Add more flour, if necessary to bind ingredients. Shape into 2-inch patties.
- Pan-fry in oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp and lightly browned.
Makes 8 servings.
*According to the USA Rice Federation, 1 cup uncooked whole grain brown rice cooked in 2 1/4 cups liquid for 40 to 45 minutes will yield approximately 3 to 4 cups cooked rice.
**Or any cooked ham.
Recipe provided courtesy of USA Rice Federation.