Fried Rice Fritters

By The Sustainable Food Center – May 1, 2015
Brian Fitzsimmons

What You Need 

3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
½ medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cooked veggies, finely diced
1 ½ cups cooked brown rice (or other grain) 
¾ cup breadcrumbs, whole wheat flour, or cornmeal 
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt 
½ teaspoon pepper 
2 eggs, beaten

How to Make It

1. Sauté onions in 1 teaspoon olive oil on medium high for 7 minutes, or until translucent.

2. Add garlic and cook for another 3–5 minutes on medium. 

3. Meanwhile, combine vegetables, rice, cumin, salt, pepper, and eggs in a bowl. 

4. Add sautéed onions and garlic and mix to combine. 

5. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet. Shape ¼ cup of the mixture into a small patty and place in the pan to fry. Brown on each side, flipping carefully one at a time. 

6. Serve and enjoy!


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