Rice Patties


This rice patty recipe is great for using leftover rice and meat.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 small patties


  • 1 cup cooked rice

  • ½ small onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon chopped fresh parsley, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 pinch onion powder, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed


  1. Mix together cooked rice, onion, Cheddar cheese, egg, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, parsley, and onion powder by hand in a large bowl until well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  2. From rice mixture into 4 small patties.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties in hot oil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes per side.


You can add about 2/3 cups of leftover meat, such as shredded beef, pork, chicken, or ground beef.

You can use whatever type of cheese you like.

Be careful when flipping; the patties sometimes break but are still tasty.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 61mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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