Leftover Brown Rice Cakes#SundayFunday

What do you do with leftover rice? Leftover rice is most common in kitchens where rice is a predominant part of the diet in an Indian house and most of South East Asian countries. It's difficult to make the exact quantity of rice that will be consumed by the family on most days, let alone guests. That’s no problem at all since here is a recipe wherein leftover rice can be put to use in the most delicious ways, make cakes/patties. This is my family favorite way to use up leftover rice we have these cakes as a snack or a side dish in our main course meal.

1 Cup Leftover Brown Rice - lightly crushed
1 Teaspoon Chilly powder
A Pinch of Salt
¼ Teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 Scallion/Spring Onion - finely chopped
2 Tablespoons Capsicum - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Corn Flour
Oil as required for shallow frying

To prepare the rice cakes using leftover rice, mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. Bind into a smooth dough. Divide into 6 equal pieces and shape each into round cakes. Refrigerate for 25 to 30 minutes.
Pour an inch of oil in a broad frying  pan and once oil is hot, place the shaped cakes and fry on a medium flame for 6-8 minutes per side until both sides are crisp and golden brown.
It's simple but makes a great snack or a delicious side dish. Serve with a green chutney or ketchup. I served these with mayonnaise and hung curd. 
These make  a lip smacking  snack. These leftover rice cakes are both vegan and gluten free.
My Notes
If the rice is too dry , sprinkle a teaspoon or two of water, cover and microwave for 2 minutes until it is somewhat softened. Extremely dry rice will not hold together in these patties.
Labels: Leftover series, Brown Rice, Patties, Starters, Snack, Sunday Funday, Vegan, Gluten free

For our event called Sunday Funday, wherein we share recipes our families will love to enjoy on a Sunday. Our host for this week's event, is Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. I'm anxious to try this recipe Sneha. Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy Spring.

  2. Your rice cakes look so crunchy on the outside, Sneha! Great way to use up leftover rice!

  3. These look so tasty! We always have leftover rice in our house.

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