experimental rice cakes

i have been wanting to try some kind of shredded veggie rice cakes.  something i could maybe make up in advance and freeze for the kids.  a quick meal that would be healthier than chicken nuggets.

i searched online and found this recipe for Zucchini & Pesto Rice Cakes.  i used it as the basis for mine.

Laura’s Kid Friendly Rice Cakes

2 cups cooked brown rice (i used the central market organic short grain brown)

2 eggs

2 T whole ground flax seed meal

2T flour

2T bread crumbs

2T parmesan cheese, grated, shredded, whatever

2 zuchini, 2 garlic cloves, and a handful of rainbow salad. ( i put this in the blender to chop, but i shoud have gotten out the food processor).

small drizzle sesame oil, sprinkle of cumin, garam masala, curry powder, coriander, season salt….celtic sea salt and pepper

i heated up some evoo and canola oil and pan fried these until brown and crispy, then drained on paper towels.

the squirm passed out before dinner, so i didn’t get to test them on his sensitive toddler pallet, but the squirt gave these a thumbs.  mr perfect liked them too, and i have to say that they exceeded my expectations.

i think i might try adding lentils or beans to the next batch (or tofu?) to add a little protein.



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kind of eccentric artsy type raising two boys in texas.
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5 Responses to experimental rice cakes

  1. hakea says:

    i’ll give this a try, sounds great. always looking for good meatless recipes that don’t use too much cheese.

    adding mashed lentils or red kidney beans would help to bind them too.

  2. kaet says:

    Sounds good. We might have to try these too. Do you grind the flax seeds yourself, or do you buy them as meal? We have whole ones for adding to muesli, and I have a mortar and pestle…

    • phrogmom says:

      i bought a bag of the stuff. i would tell you the brand, but my guess is we have different brands in texas 🙂 let me know if you like it! my one year old gobbles these up every time i put them out!

      i am about to make some granola, same as muesli right? i’ll def throw in some of the flax.

      • kaet says:

        More or less, I think. Granola is cooked, though, right? Muesli uses raw oats (and sometimes other grains) mixed with dried fruit and nuts. We make our own muesli, too, since nearly everything we can buy has sugar in it, and I’d rather get any sweetness from the fruit.

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