I’m always looking for easy recipes for “Take a Plate” lunches and Grandchildren visiting for lunch so was quite interested when I saw these Rice Patties on FB as a lunch box filler. I’ve tweaked the original as I felt the recipe wasn’t detailed enough.
Ham & Veg Rice Patties
3 cups cooked rice
250g shredded ham (or diced bacon, shredded chicken)
1 carrot (grated)
1/4 cup diced capsicum
3 spring onions sliced finely
1 cup grated cheese (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
Sprinkle of plain flour
Start with rice and add veggies. Mix ingredients well. Then add cheese and eggs. Assess the moisture content and add plain flour to suit.
Spray a muffin pan with oil or grease. I used the small pan size.
Spoon mixture for rice patties into the pan, pat it down then sprinkle with grated cheese
Bake the rice patties in a moderate oven 15 – 20 mins checking as needed till rice patties cooked. Cool the rice patties in the tin for a little bit then careful scrap with knife/spatula and put on plate to finish cooling.
I found the rice patties were still quite loose, damp when cooked but firmed up nicely as they cooled.
Changes you could make to the rice patties – add other veggies like corn kernels, grated zucchini. I find when using ham or bacon I don’t need to add salt but you could add some herbs. You could lay a slice of tomato over the top of rice pattie, sprinkle basil then cheese. Voila!