10-Minute Rice Cakes


Growing up, I remember my dad making these for me every time we had leftover rice in the fridge. I generally make these for breakfast but occasionally enjoy them for dinner when my husband is out of town and I want to make something quick and easy. This recipe is a great base. Have fun changing it up and making it your own! Great topped with salsa!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 rice cakes


  • ½ cup cooked white rice

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon milk

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons butter


  1. Mix rice, egg, basil, milk, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Pour rice mixture into the skillet in 2 equal portions. Cook until browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until second side is browned, about 2 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Substitute brown rice for the white rice if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
11g Fat
23g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 104mg 2%

* 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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