Rice is a staple in our house and we almost always have some excess that needs to be used up. Besides making fried rice, I love making this quick rice patties. It is easy to throw together with ingredients you have on hand and can be served with or without a chutney on the side. I drew inspiration from the rice cutlet recipe on veg recipes of India. —Dhivya Subramanian
6 -8 small patties
Packed cooked rice
Mashed sweet potato
Grated sharp cheddar cheese
Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
Chopped Coriander leaves
Vegetable or canola oil
In This Recipe
If you are rice is a bit dry sprinkle some water and microwave it on high for about 2 minutes. This should make it fluffy and soft.
In a large bowl, add the cooked rice, mashed potatoes, cheese, smoked paprika, amchur, nigella seeds, salt and chopped coriander leaves.
Using clean hands mix it till it comes together as a sticky dough.
Divide it into 6 or 8 equal parts and shape them to form small patties.
In a shallow pan heat oil and cook the patties for 3 - 4 minutes on each side.
* to make half a cup of sweet potato, pierce and cook 1 small potato on high in the microwave. when cool enough to handle cut and scoop out the flesh.