White cooked rice is combined with fresh chopped parsley and Parmesan cheese and deep-fried to perfection. Great as a side dish. An original from Brazil. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 mins
total:
19 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 rice cakes
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix white rice, flour, eggs, parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper together with a wooden spoon in a bowl. Shape spoonfuls of the mixture into balls.

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or deep-fryer over medium heat until hot. Fry balls a few at a time until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Cook's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 8.2g 3% DV; fat 2g 3% DV; cholesterol 19.5mg 7% DV; sodium 31.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2017
I live here in Brazil and these are a quick way to use LEFTOVER rice, and since rice here almost always has garlic, onions and other spices, they always turn out great. So those who think the cakes are too bland it's simply because the instructions are incomplete. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2016
I have to say, I was not overly impressed with these Fried Rice Cakes. I made them as directed and got about 20 ping-pong-sized balls. I found the taste very bland and they really could have used more seasoning (some garlic for sure). Because hubby was away the night I made them, I ended up with a bunch of leftovers that no one ended up eating. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2017
I live here in Brazil and these are a quick way to use LEFTOVER rice, and since rice here almost always has garlic, onions and other spices, they always turn out great. So those who think the cakes are too bland it's simply because the instructions are incomplete. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2016
These were awesome! I used gluten free flour which threw off my liquids. After adding an extra egg I finally added a bit of milk to help out. So if using gf flour only use 1/2 cup of gf all purpose flour. I also added some cayenne pepper to the mix. I served them with sriracha/sour cream mixed together. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2016
I have to say, I was not overly impressed with these Fried Rice Cakes. I made them as directed and got about 20 ping-pong-sized balls. I found the taste very bland and they really could have used more seasoning (some garlic for sure). Because hubby was away the night I made them, I ended up with a bunch of leftovers that no one ended up eating. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2018
Really good concept but needs adjustments. Skip the parsley because you won t taste it. Add chopped mushrooms because yum. Reduce the amount of rice to other ingredients ratio. And dip it in honey mustard mixed with soy sauce and lemon. Fun tho very filling. Feeds two people comfortably. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2016
We made these for my daughter's economic summit project. They are delicious. We added a little garlic and onion for more flavor and it came out great. I'm definitely going to try this again sometime.:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2016
These are pretty good. I happened to have some cooked rice in the fridge that had some other ingredients in it but I went ahead following the recipe exactly. These rice cakes would make a nice appetizer for dinner. Certainly easy and quick. I made half the recipe and got 6 rice cakes. Had them with a ketchup and horseradish dipping sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2017
Very thick and dense. Dipping sauce necessary. Next time I would try to make it fluffier and add some kind of meat. Sausage would go nice in this. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2019
They turned out great!! I made them using an air fryer instead of using oil!! A lot more healthy and delicious:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2016
My 13 year old granddaughter made these and they were awesome. I will make them for sure. Read More