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This is a great use for leftover rice. These pancakes can be eaten alone for breakfast, or served as a side dish for dinner. I even take them to work and eat them cold for a snack.

Jen R.
prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow rice to cool.

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  • Whisk together the eggs and milk in a large bowl. Stir in the cooked rice, salt, pepper, and chives or onions, if desired.

  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Using a 1/2 cup measure, spoon pancake shaped scoops of rice mixture into hot skillet. Cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

Oil or cooking spray can be used in place of the butter when cooking the rice cakes.

Nutrition Facts

176.44 calories; 5.79 g protein; 26.65 g carbohydrates; 4.83 g fat; 98.58 mg cholesterol; 51.45 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Zack
06/10/2009
We've been making these since we were kids. The egg/rice balance is really important - we generally mix the egg and milk then add rice a bit at a time to be sure we keep things from getting too dry. It needs to be a little soupy for the egg to hold it all together when cooked up. I think day-old rice is better here (just like with fried rice) because of the change in consistency. Also try leaving out the onion putting a bit of salt on them when frying then top them with syrup. We've always done this as a sweet breakfast and not a savory snack. mmmm (either way)
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KathleenO
04/02/2009
I doubled the recipe and test-tasted the first one off the grill. Really nice flavor although I had trouble getting the "pancakes" to stay together in the pan. I stacked the rest of them with plastic wrap between each one in the fridge so they can be a quick breakfast or snack later.
(19)
12 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 6
  • 5 Rating Star 3
  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 1 Rating Star 1
Zack
06/10/2009
We've been making these since we were kids. The egg/rice balance is really important - we generally mix the egg and milk then add rice a bit at a time to be sure we keep things from getting too dry. It needs to be a little soupy for the egg to hold it all together when cooked up. I think day-old rice is better here (just like with fried rice) because of the change in consistency. Also try leaving out the onion putting a bit of salt on them when frying then top them with syrup. We've always done this as a sweet breakfast and not a savory snack. mmmm (either way)
(25)
KathleenO
04/02/2009
I doubled the recipe and test-tasted the first one off the grill. Really nice flavor although I had trouble getting the "pancakes" to stay together in the pan. I stacked the rest of them with plastic wrap between each one in the fridge so they can be a quick breakfast or snack later.
(19)
rebeqah
11/16/2009
This wasn't bad the finished product reminds me of potato pancakes. So topped with sour cream and salsa was a thought to try with them. But I went ahead and sweetened this pancake up with raisins cinnamon and some stevia. Which I enjoyed just eating plain.
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lisalisa
03/25/2011
I had left over brown rice and added leftover frozen veggies that were already cooked. I also added sauteed diced onion. I added a little flour to bind and a little baking powder for lightness...FABULOUS! Brown and crispy outside and light and creamy and fluffy inside. I am not a fan of brown rice(that is why it was leftover) but it worked beautifully for this dish.
(7)
catmaxwell
08/16/2010
I was expecting this to be a lot more flavorful than it was. It's pretty plain but it's the kind of mellow flavor where it's still really tasty to eat. I had mine with some ketchup to liven up the flavor a bit. I will make these again.:) But next time I'll find something to add that will really bump up the flavor. I was thinking some garlic salt would be nice. Thanks for the recipe!!
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jft135
11/12/2010
Great idea. I've found that adding a little flour to thicken it helps a lot. Some fresh onion instead of just powder is great as well.
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mam5016
02/10/2012
I cooked my rice the night before and added grated parmesan and some italian seasoned bread crumbs which really gave this recipe the little flavor kick it was missing. I also browned the butter pretty good before I put the rice patties in. Delicious!
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Nashua Amateur
02/24/2015
These came out nice. Tasty and light. I had made some very bland and slightly underdone rice last night and there was plenty left over (imagine that). I was looking for something to do with it and came across this. Because my rice was so bland I added fresh onion garlic powder and some curry powder as well. Next time I will try a sweet version. Thanks Jen.
angelscare
03/30/2012
I had leftover rice I wanted to do something and after reading the reviews decided to make more of a breakfast cake. I left out the chives onion salt/pepper and added cinnomon honey and some panko bread crumbs for consistency. I think they turned out perfectly and could be eaten plain with syrup. honey or fruit topping.