Cheesy Rice Cakes

It feels good to be back after a mini break from blogging. Life has been wonderful with our family having grown two more feet..yes, we have a ‘mini me’ but a boy version who is cooing and wailing, giggling and gurgling his way into our hearts. 

Now that we are settled and getting into the hang of things, my hands have been itching to cook and bake.Thanks to everyone for checking in on here, for your emails and messages…exactly the reason which has me coming back no matter what!

Now that my update is done, lets get down to the cooking part.. having mom here has made life so much easier, she pretty much takes care of everything around the house which includes the kitchen. Most importantly, I have had a chance to spend some quality time with her discussing our culinary experiments, showing her new ingredients available here, and the best part of all exchanging recipes and tips. One such recipe is for a quick snack or an appetizer which makes use of left-over cooked rice - Cheesy Rice Cakes

Being a South Indian, rice is a staple at atleast one meal in a day and left-over rice might as well be salt in the pantry. The more uses for it the better. 

1 cup Cooked rice
1 medium potato, boiled peeled and grated
¼ cup bread crumbs plus more for rolling
1 tbsp chopped scallions
1 tbsp Chopped cilantro
½ tbsp Green chili paste (Thai chilies ground to a paste)
½ tsp chili flakes (optional) 
½ cup grated Mozzarella 
Salt & Pepper to taste 
2 tbsp Corn starch (flour) 
Oil for shallow frying 

Mash the cooked rice with a fork in a medium bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine to form small patties. Make a thin paste of corn starch and water. Dip the patties in for a briefly and then dip in bread crumbs to coat evenly. Set aside for 15 minutes. Heat ½ inch of oil in a non-stick pan and fry the patties on both sides until golden brown. Have the heat on medium so that they cook through.

Serve hot with ketchup. These are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

The next time you have left-over rice remember to make these!


  1. I have been following your blog for a long long time. even before I ever thought of start my own journey in this sphere. am so happy or you as you start a new journey of being a mom. May God bless your little one. All the best!

  2. Congratulations! God bless & welcome to the parenting club :)

  3. Congratulations on the baby boy! The patties look so tasty- I often make them with all kinds of leftovers but had not tried rice yet.

  4. Hearty Congratulations dear Namratha! :) Wishing your little boy the very best... and enjoy parenthood.

    Those cutlets look awesome - looking fwd to new recipes from your mom - time permitting of course :)

  5. Congratulaions namratha..:) Wishing the little boy all the best..

  6. Congrats and hearty welcome to little-boy's-Mommy club!Enjoy your time with the baby, they sure do grow up fast :) Mine will be starting school very soon, unbelievable.

  7. Congratulations on your baby boy for starters, but secondly those rice cakes look absolutely fabulous. I will definitely be making them soon. Yum!

  8. Nice pictures. Seems to be tasing very good. Must try

  9. Really a finger licking taste

  10. That is surely gonna be fingerlickinggood :) Will try it soon.. Enjoy mommyhood. :)

  11. Really finger licking. i have my weekend snack decided

  12. Love your blog! Happy to follow you, you can visit my blog when you find time :)

  13. The cheese rice cake is of different and nice. Thanks. Fantastic post. Clickcocktails

  14. Congratulations and enjoy your time with the little one. The rice cakes look so yum!

  15. Thanks for sharing lovely small patties. I am curious to give it a try as ingredients are easily available. I generally cook Indian Recipes at home but now also interested to experiment few others.

  16. Just "discovered" your blog, and this recipe looks really good! I'm always looking for things to do with leftover rice... This is pinned to try :-)


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