I love rice and so does my husband. We try to find different ways to prepare and enjoy this wonderful food. Through time, we found hundreds of recipes, some simple and some exotic, and have enjoyed preparing them. We've found some real winners, which I have published on this blog and some that are not so great, which are in my personal "do not" repeat folder. I have created this site to share those memorable dishes - which are all about this wonderful food called "rice".

Brown Rice Fritters

I discovered that there are different cultures that have a version of rice fritters.  The Asian version all use short white sticky rice. The Italians have one that uses risotto.  This brown rice version give it a more earthy nutty texture. 

2 cups cooked short grain brown rice
1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
1/2 tsp oregano (chopped fresh)
salt and pepper
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tblsp butter
Chopped parsley and additional butter for garnish

In a bowl combine the brown rice, cheese, oregano, egg, salt and pepper.  Mix well and form rice mixture into 2 inch round cakes. Place rice cakes on a sheet tray and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes allowing it to firm.

Remove rice cakes from the refrigerator and pour flour onto a shallow bowl.  Dredge each rice cake into the flour.  Dust off any excess.  Heat oil and butter in a heavy skillet.  Fry rice cakes in batches.  Do not crowd.  Cook each side approximately 4 minutes or until brown, turning only once.  Remove from pan and garnish with  thinly sliced butter and chopped parsely.  Enjoy this great snack!

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