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
- 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
- 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.
- Pour 1cm of cooking oil into a frying pan and fry the patties over medium heat until golden, 1-2 minutes per side.