My Rice Fritters Epic Fail
Two nights ago I made rice and eggs for dinner, so last night I had some leftover rice. I decided to get creative and see what I could come up with. I’ll just say we can’t all get it right every time, but I’m still going to share it with you. This is my rice fritters epic fail!
Mix it up!
I had about 1.5 cups of leftover rice, so I mixed that in a bowl with 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of corn starch, and salt and chili powder. I really wanted to add in a chopped onion, but I didn’t have one and the tipsy cook was already tipsy. So I pressed on without an onion. Once everything was mixed, the rice had a nice yellow tint and was looking very promising.
Time to heat the oil!
I used enough oil in a cast iron skillet for shallow frying, heated over medium high heat. When the oil was hot I started spooning out the batter in small globs, pressing them out just a little. I fried each side until golden brown and crispy. With the amount of leftover rice I had, it took 2 skillet fulls to fry up all the batter. Man! They were looking so pretty and tasty! But how wrong I was.
Very excited about my latest concoction I grabbed one and took a big ol’ bite…and tasted nothing. Seriously. Just a slight hint of something that was fried in oil, but nothing else. I just knew with all the salt I originally cooked the rice with in addition to the extra salt and chili powder it would at least have a stronger taste. Have you ever eaten Rice Krispies cereal plain? That’s what I felt like I was eating.
Sauce to the rescue!
In a desperate attempt to make something out of it I grabbed the bottle of barbecue sauce that was sitting out waiting for the chicken Hubby was grilling and poured a little into a bowl. I grabbed another fritter and took a huge dip of sauce and popped it in my mouth. Not too bad…but that’s just because all I tasted was the wonderful hickory and brown sugar goodness of the barbecue. Hey…whatever works.
What I will try next time
If I try this recipe again, I will definitely make sure I have an onion. And lots more salt and chili powder. And something to dip it in. Eh…probably not. Next time I’ll just make fried rice, hibachi style.
I hope you enjoyed my failed attempt at rice fritters. If you have any suggestions on how to improve this recipe, or if you have a story about an epic fail of your own, please tell me about it in the comments.
- Leftover cooked rice
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 onion, chopped
- salt and chili powder to taste
- oil for shallow frying
Combine rice, egg, cornstarch, onion, and seasonings. Heat the oil over medium high heat in a skillet. Spoon out small amounts into the skillet and fry on both sides until golden brown and crispy.