Rice Patties


  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes(Optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon chopped fresh parsley, or to taste(Optional)
  • 1 pinch onion powder, or to taste(Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or more to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Mix rice, onion, Cheddar cheese, egg, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, parsley, and onion powder by hand in a bowl.


  • Step 2

    Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

    From rice mixture into 4 small patties.

  • Step 4

    Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties in hot oil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes per side.

  • Cook's Notes:

    Can add leftover meat (about 2/3 cup) such as shredded beef, pork, chicken, or ground beef.

    Use whatever type of cheese you like.

    Be careful when flipping; they sometimes break, but still are tasty!

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