Cheddar-Rice Patties (Latkes)
Serve these tasty, pan-fried cheddar cheese and rice pancakes warm with applesauce or sour cream. A great recipe for using leftover cooked rice.
1 cup (4-ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup minced onion
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
Vegetable cooking spray
Lowfat sour cream (optional)
2 cups cooked rice*
- Combine rice, cheese, onion, flour, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in small bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold beaten egg whites into rice mixture.
- Coat large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat until hot. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons batter into skillet for each patty; push batter into diamond shape using spatula. Cook patties, turning once, until golden brown on both sides.
Makes 6 servings.
*According to the USA Rice Federation, 1 cup uncooked long grain rice cooked in 2 cups liquid for 18 to 20 minutes will yield approximately 3 to 4 cups cooked rice.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of USA Rice Federation.