Saturday, December 26, 2009

Cheesy Brown Rice Cakes

What do you do when you are waiting to be attended to at a beauty parlor? my favorite past time is to browse through their cooking magazines..and there are some recipes which you see and instantly fall in love with. Your subconscious mind already sets the plan and all the rest of the body has to do - is follow it ;)...One such recipe is this cheesy rice cake recipe.. which I saw in Rachel Ray magazine (No! I am not a fan of hers).



Cheesy Brown rice Cakes (Adapted from Rachel Ray magazine)

Ingredients:

1 cup brown rice medley (It is a blend of long-grain brown rice, black barley and radish seeds, which I got from my local Trader Joes. this can be substituted with any kind of firm rice. the original recipe used 'arborio rice')
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (original recipe: 1 cup)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (original recipe: 1 cup)
salt & pepper - to taste
crushed red pepper flakes - as per taste
1/2 cup bread crumbs
olive oil - for shallow frying
1 egg (optional) - I had to omit this as my friend, whom I was serving this was - a staunch vegetarian.

Preparation:

1. Cook rice as per package instruction. Set aside and cool slightly.

2. In a bowl, mix rice, both cheeses and egg (if using). Season with salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. (Don't let the mixture cool, as it would be hard to make patties then.)

3. Heat some olive oil in a pan. Make patties of desired shape, roll in bread crumbs and shallow fry both sides (turning very carefully) on medium-low heat. Drain on paper towels & serve warm with spinach salad on side.  Yumm-o!!


I am sending rhis as an entry to Superchef's event - Sunday Snacks:Cheese. Enjoy!

Today is the Day One of Nupur's 7-day recipe marathon countdown to New Year. To check what rest of the 25 bloggers are cooking , check the 'Recipe Marathoners' feed on the right-side bar of the blog.

Merry Christmas to all....

17 comments :

  1. Different kind of rice cake, looks good. This will be a good evening snack.

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  2. Wow,It looks crunchy and delectable.Healthy indulgence!

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  3. Can't see the pic but I am sure that looks delectable..Who is that person who does not eat egg?Are you planning to mail that to me:P LOL!!
    Anyway, have fun and thanks for the wishes:)Will give you a call!

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  4. Oh my goodness, all we did today was eat cheese. I can imagine how good these tasted :)

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  5. That looks so good & the brown rice blend must give it a good texture.

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  6. Whoa- I LOVE the list of recipe marathoners- now why didn't I think of that ;)

    Lovely entry, Siri!

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  7. Lovely... shall try sometime :)

    Merry X'mas to you too.

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  8. Siri,
    rice cake new to me and looks so good ...and wish you a Merry Christmas ...
    I will be all eager to know what you will be coming up with tommorow :)...
    hugs and smiles

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  9. Looks perfect for Day One @ marathon :) and what a lovely idea to add fellow Marathoners' feed, feels exciting !

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  10. Love these cheesy cakes. we can also call it as Rice Cheese cutlet i guess!!

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  11. @madhu: the TJ's medley was a nice twist to the usual rice madhu... this can be served as a light snack or brunch with some sauce.:)

    @susvaad: it was indeed had a crunchy taste and cheesy too ;)..

    @shri: Oh! you can't see the pic? I wonder why!! my friend doesn't eat egg at all.. so had to remove it..:)

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  12. linda - holidays are for all the cheesy goodies linda..the cheese gave a really nice taste to the cakes.. I used low-fat ones.. so my guilt-free too ;)

    laavanya - thanks laavanya, the crunchy texture was the best part of the dish :).

    nupur - the feeds was the easiest way to keep track of who is posting what. I am so glad you liked it.

    raaga - I know you wud like it raaga.

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  13. Jaya - Wishing you a merry christmas too jaya. thanks for dropping by.

    kanchan - thanks kanchan.

    lavi - rice cheese cutlet.. a perfect desi name ;)..

    notyet100 - thanks.

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  14. that's a lovely rice cake Siri! Looks absolutely tempting and delicious :)

    Thank you so much for your wonderful wishes. Happy Holidays to you too!!

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  15. Crunchy and cheesy ... that's totally my kind of snack! Absolutely yummy!

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  16. cripsy cakes..By the way, since you said you are not a fan of RR, have you seen the food network humor site? They just make life miserable for RR and Sandra Lee by pulling a couple of fast ones..

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