Fried Rice Cakes (Brazilian-Style)


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
19 mins
20 rice cakes


  • 2 cups cooked white rice

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • oil for frying


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

59 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 27mg 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.