November 10, 2007

Can This Recipe Be Saved Contest - 'Thai Rice and Bean Croquettes'

"Can This Recipe Be Saved Contest" is a one-of-kind event initiated by Susan of 'FatFree Vegan Kitchen' where she asked us to use our creativity and save her 'Thai Croquettes' which were originally made by pumpkin...:)

.... and here in my version, I made use of Red Kidney Beans and Rice instead of pumpkin and also made few additions to satiate my tastebuds.
Thanks to Nupur, as I got to know about such an event from her post where she made the some yummy "Thai Eggplant Croquettes."

Thai Style Red Bean and Rice Croquettes


1/2 cup pre-cooked sliced beans
1 cup Red Kidney Beans ( I used canned!!)
1/2 cup (White/Brown) Rice ( I used White..)
3 tbsp Soya Sauce
1 tbsp Thai Red Curry paste
1/2 medium Onion - finely chopped
Salt - to taste
1/4 tbsp BlackPepper
2 tbsp Cornflour
1 tbsp flax seed
1 tbsp Lemon Zest ( I used 1 tbsp of lemon juice..)
1/2 tbsp sugar (optional)
Oil - to shallow fry


1. Place the green beans, Red kidney beans and half the rice into a food processor and pulse to chop coarsely (do not puree!).If you have a small processor, you may have to do this in batches. Pour into a bowl and add all remaining ingredients.
2. Mix the contents well. Add very little water if needed.
3. Make small cylindrical shaped patties (or any shape) and shallow fry both the sides on a hot skillet with little oil. Instead, we can even bake in the oven at 425F.
4. Serve with Susan's yummy Thai Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce.
I served these with my favorite tomato ketchup instead...:)

November is 'Vegan Month of Food' and dear Suganya is organising an one-off event - "Vegan Ventures".
Off these 'Thai Rice and Bean Croquettes' go to Suganya's event too.
Click here to find out who all are participating in 'VeganMoFo' Event.


  1. Thanks so much for participating! I love beans and rice, and these look delicious!

  2. thats is one intereting remake for it, Siri..lovley

  3. Ah, the beans must give them such a hearty and delicious taste! Very creative, Siri.
    Happy Diwali to you and your family!

  4. Beans and rice fried crisp!! That is Heaven!
    Liked your list of spices too in your last post. Enjoy!:))

  5. siri, they look like cutlets. sounds yummy!

  6. That is a great idea! Love the look of those croquettes!

  7. Siri, Thank you for this lovely entry. Expecting more recipes from you :)

  8. The new layout looks chic!..suits your personality!..:D...and the dish no doubt looks yum!

  9. @ Susan: Glad you liked my version of Croquettes Susan. and Thanks.

    @ Kitchen Scientist: Thanks dear for ur sweet comments.

    @ Nupur: Gosh, It was becoz of u I got to know abt Susan's Event Nupur. and Thanks for dropping by..:)

  10. @ Ashaji: Indeed, the Croquettes tasted delish ashaji.. and Thanks for your sweet comments.. always..:))

    @ Lissie: For me, Just like u, they are cutlets dears.. whatever they are called.. hehehe..:))

    @ Jeena: Thanks dear..:)

  11. @ Sig: Thanks Sig for dropping by. and glad u liked them. Do try them sometime.. they are simple and delish..:)

    @ Kelly: Susan's contest is indeed very interesting Kelly. Makes us think and come up with creative substitutions..:))

  12. @ Suganya: Phew, Glad u liked my vegan recipe dear...and will definitely make recipes specially for ur event and send u..:))

    @ Srivalli: Thanks Srii.. For some reason, I am in love with this layout..dear its simple and elegant.. hehehe.. :DD

  13. This is awesome! And I love the concept of this event - can't wait to be part of it :)

    *such* a great idea to make spicy croquettes with red beans and rice. Smart!

  14. Red beans must've added a lot of texture and taste to these patties... looks good. Hope you had a happy Diwali Siri.

  15. @ Kaykat: Thanks dearie..:) Its nice to participate in such creative events... :))

    @ Laavanya: Oh Goodie, red beans and rice gave a nice texture and taste laavanya, just loved them.. do try it sometime.. I am sure u wud love these beauties..:D

  16. Siri, this is a really good idea. We cook red beans and rice all the time! I'll definitely give this a try.

  17. @ Cynthia: Thanks cynthia for dropping by and also for ur swee comments..:) do try it sometime..:D

  18. Hi Sri.........Its Amazing.I am AnnU from


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