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Rice Patties Recipe
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Rice Patties

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"This is a great way to use leftover rice and any leftover meat, too!"

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Original recipe makes 4 small patties Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    50 mins


  1. Mix rice, onion, Cheddar cheese, egg, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, parsley, and onion powder by hand in a bowl.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  3. From rice mixture into 4 small patties.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties in hot oil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes per side.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Can add leftover meat (about 2/3 cup) such as shredded beef, pork, chicken, or ground beef.
  • Use whatever type of cheese you like.
  • Be careful when flipping; they sometimes break, but still are tasty!

Reviews More Reviews

Aug 01, 2014

I'm no expert, but I added another egg, more cheese, and a bit of flour to help keep them together. Also, you can use a more sticky rice to help. It's incredibly important that you do not flip them too soon while cooking! If you do all of this, you will not have them break apart! :D I also sprinkled seasoning salt after and ate them with sour cream! YUM!

Jul 22, 2014

These were delicious, but they are really, REALLY hard to keep together, hence the 4 star rating. I used leftover yellow rice, so that added a nice flavor to these. I am wondering what I can add to hold them together better...I mixed everything up (even using all of the optional ingredients, except for the meat), formed the patties and let them 'set up' in the fridge all day before frying them in hopes of avoiding breakage. Some did stay together, but the majority did not. They still are delicious, and I plan on coming up with a solution to the breaking problem. Thanks for sharing. :)


8 Ratings

Jun 15, 2015

My husband is not a big rice fan but he asked me to make it again. So, why only 4 stars? This is like making potato latkes. You need flour to hold it together. I still only used one egg and did add a little more cheese. I slightly fried the onion and garlic first also. I cooked the rice in chicken broth too. Folks, you MUST be patient before even thinking about flipping these (just like latkes). They held together great for me. I will be making these again

Jan 10, 2015

Made it like recipe says, but changing up a few things like previous poster mentioned. More cheese, added an extra egg and a bit of flour. Liked the simple taste and recipe.

Jul 14, 2015

I baked mines in the oven like you would do macaroni & cheese & it turned out perfect... When I heated leftovers up I fried it with olive oil to brown it as directed in this recipe


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  • Calories
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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