Rice Cakes

When you have left over rice in the fridge one of the easiest and tastiest options you could get stuck into are rice cakes. They won’t take long.

You can use plain rice or a fried rice. In my pictures, I used a fried rice Rochelle made the previous day that had a lot of spices and vegetables in em. In my rice cakes there were some left over mince too that I added.

Left over rice


  1. Take your left over rice and add it to a bowl, roughly about 500 gms.
  2. To that mix any extras that you could think of. These are my options:
    1. Finely chopped coriander and cashew nuts. For added flavour, you could mildly roast the nuts in a dried pan.
    2. Left over meat. Mince is ideal because its fine enough to blend into the rice cake.
    3. Finely chopped basil and pine nuts.
  3. Add 1 egg to the mix. This helps bind all the ingredients together.
  4. Optional: You can dust some wholemeal or spelt flour onto the mix. This will give your cakes a real nice crust when you fry them.
  5. Mix it all up and make them into 1/2 inch thick discs. An egg mold would make this easier, but your hands will do a great job too.


After you have them into the shapes. Heat a pan on medium, add a little bit of oil and fry them until they are golden brown on both sides.

All fried up

You can serve this with a table spoon of bacon jam as a starter or a light lunch.


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