Turn classic Asian fried rice into fun and easy-to-serve fried rice cakes. Crispy and delicious, they are perfect for your lunchbox or a quick meal.
These Asian fried rice cakes make a fantastic lunch/dinner/snack and are loaded with refreshing flavors. Ready in less than 30 mins and sure to please kids and grown-ups alike.
I came up with this recipe because I was craving some good classic Chinese fried rice yesterday. So, I decided to give a little twist to the traditional Chinese fried rice recipe.
After mixing all the ingredients, instead of stir-frying them all together, I've shaped the rice mixture into small patties, and then I've simply stir-fried them until golden.
Even better, you can make these super easy rice cakes with leftover Chinese fried rice, or any of your favorite rice recipes really.
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Asian Fried Rice Cakes
- 4 cups cooked short grain rice
- 1 cup diced roasted/cooked ham
- ⅔ cup frozen peas
- 1 cup cleaned prawns
- 4 egg whites
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs + for coating
- 2 chopped spring onions
- 2 tbs black sesame seeds
- a pinch of dried chili flakes
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest, optional
- Vegetable frying oil
- Salt&Black Pepper, to taste
- Cook prawns and peas in a large pot of salted boiling water, for 4 mins. Drain and gently pat dry.
- In a large bowl, mix together cooked rice, egg whites, lemon zest and chili flakes and season a little.
- Fold in chopped onions, diced ham, sesame seeds, panko, prawns and peas, mix and season to taste.
- With the help of your hands, shape the rice mixture into round, flat patties.
- Arrange some extra panko onto a plate and lightly coat both sides of each cake. Refrigerate for 5 mins.
- Heat a large frying pan, add the oil and swirl it around to coat the bottom.
- Stir fry the rice cakes for 2 mins on each side, or until golden.
- Pat dry on kitchen paper and serve immediately.
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