Thursday, 17 October 2019

Recipe of Leftover Rice Cutlets



What do you do with leftover rice? Our large hearts and good feeding intentions sometimes get us to cook a larger portion of rice leading to leftovers.
This time I decided to put together a healthy snack recipe of Rice cutlets for an evening snack.
Here the cooked rice will be mixed with veggies and spices and is pan-fried. The rice cutlets come out well done on the outside and soft inside. Delicious and have to be served nice and hot. 


Leftover Rice Cutlets

Here is how to do leftover rice cutlets. This recipe will make 12 to 15 palm-size cutlets. The preparation and cooking time of this dish is not more than 30 minutes, so it can be made just half-hour prior to tea time.



Ingredients 


 2 cups of leftover cooked rice
1 finely chopped onion
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 grated beetroot
1 boiled and mashed potato
1 chopped green chilly
2 tbsp gram flour
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
Pinch of sugar
1tsp lime juice
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying


Method 


1. Take a mixing bowl and add the two cups of cooked rice. Mash lightly with the back of a spoon.
2. Add in finely chopped onions, chopped green chilies, coriander leaves, mashed potato, grated carrot, and beetroot. Give it a stir.
3. Add the salt, sugar, lime juice, dry spices and gram flour. Now knead with your hands to make a dough.
4. The dough should not be sticky.  Check it by rolling on your palm to make a ball. If it sticks you can add a little more gram flour.
5. Now divide the dough into small round balls and flatten with your palm.



6.  Make oval shape cutlets, this is something different than the regular round Tikki shaped ones.
7. Take a non-stick frying pan, add a little oil to cover the bottom. When the pan is hot add the cutlets and brown them on one side.

Leftover Rice Cutlets

8. Now flip them over and cook on the other side. This can be done on the slow flame so that the cutlets cook through.
9. Remove them on a dish. Now serve it with a vegetable salad and tomato ketchup at tea time.


Leftover Rice Cutlets

Note

You can avoid the beetroot and add grated cabbage instead.

If you not having gram flour at home, substitute it with rice flour or bread as a binding agent.

Another variation for this recipe would be making ladoo shaped balls of the dough and dipping it in egg batter to deep fry them. This can be savored at mealtime.
The best part of this recipe is the experience of savoring it. It is so yummy that no one can tell it's made from leftover rice.

 

If you have a unique leftover rice recipe, I would love to hear from you on anahitairani200@gmail.com. And can invite you to do a guest post on my Blog.

Till then, keep it simple yet yummy for your family. 🍳🥘🍲🥣🥗


You can also check recipes for - Veg Shammi Kebabs 
                                                  - Spicy Mince Kebabs
 

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