• Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

An old-time snack recipe was fried patties made from leftover rice. Cooks would mix rice with herbs and spices, dried shrimp or ikan bilis (anchovies), and use flour as a binding agent. In this recipe, instead of flour, we’ve used bread.

This recipe first appeared on The Star/Food

Recipe Ingredient

  • 2 slices stale bread, crusts removed
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli (red or green), finely chopped
  • 1 stalk green onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp, soaked until soft then chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cooking oil


  1. Soak the bread in water until soft, about 1 minute. Gently squeeze out the water and place in a mixing bowl together with the rice, shallots, garlic, chilli, green onion, dried shrimp, salt and pepper. Shape into 16 patties.
  2. Pour 1cm of cooking oil into a frying pan and fry the patties over medium heat until golden, 1-2 minutes per side.

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