44 RICE CUTLET

Cooked rice or left over rice - 1 - 1 1/2 cups
Boiled potato - 1
Left over cooked veggies - little
Green chillies - 2 chopped
Onion - 1 small chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Maida/ All purpose flour - 2 tbsp
Bread crumbs - 1 cup( or as needed)
Oil - for frying

Mash the cooked rice well with hands and to it add the vegetables( potato and any other veggies just make sure they are not soggy), green chillies, onion, ginger garlic paste, salt and mix well. Make balls and press to desired shapes.
Adding potatoes gives a good binding to the cutlets.
(Pleas note: Do not mash the rice in a blender/mixer..it will get very soggy...I have tried it once and it did not come out good...so best is to mash by hand...no need to mash it very fine).


In a different bowl make a dilute paste by mixing maida with water( If needed you can add a pinch of salt, but not very much required). Dip the balls in this paste and roll them in bread crumbs.

Shallow fry both sides in oil until golden brown and serve with Tomato Sauce/ketchup.

Alternatively You can spray some oil on top and keep it in the oven under broil for some time. Check and turn over to cook both sides.

My mom used to make these a lot with leftover rice and veggies and also with rawa upma. They used to come out in good shape and tastes awesome.

Reposting this entry to send it to Shama's First cooked food event.



After marriage we got to stay very few days in In laws and parents house and were mainly visiting relatives/temples and shopping stuff that we could get back here to US. As a new bride at in laws place they did not let me or ask me to enter the kitchen much. It was just eating goodies prepared by SIL's and hubby's aunts who stayed back until we left back. One day just after lunch my SIL came mentioning about lot of left over rice in kitchen and I suggested her this cutlet which mom used to make often dipped with bread crumbs. She who also shares my name is also a good cook and very innovative and an expert cook wanted to try out immediately, but there we no bread or bread crumbs. So instead we tried dipping with rawa that too upma rawa( sooji coarse). The cutlet came out good but the outer cover was so rough that everyone felt it was too hard and could feel the roughness. It was then when we had to remove the layer after frying and serve, but the shape was not in a position that we could hold, dip and eat. The ladies did not complain a lot, they had it without removing, it was just the guys who were my hubby and SIL's hubby :) who had fun commenting.
Now when I make these cutlets at home, hubby enjoys and eats them :D.


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44 comments/Reactions:

Vidhya said...

this is really a new idea of using left over rice and making cutlet. Never tried this before. Now I am bookmarking this one. Nice to read about your flashback

Subhie Arun said...

wow..tats look gud..neva tried before..will surely give a try!

Aysha said...

Yummy...a brand new idea and an xllnt outcome....loved the recipe....will surely try...

Hema said...

Thats a very innovative way to use the left over rice.. bet its a good evening snacks for kids. Good old memories and nice to find out you gals made it up in a moment not to waste rice..

Padma said...

Thanks Vidhya, SUbhie, Aysha and Hema... try and let me know :)

En Samaiyal said...

U made cutlet in leftover rice ,wow amazing idea Padma....i think it will surely be dam good...... wanna to try it soon dear......

Gita said...

Rice cutlet is new to me...looks very crispy and delicious...must be filling too i guess :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely dish, nice idea to use left over rice.

Anu said...

Lovely dish. Looks very crispy and delicious...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I loved your story of the 1st attempt of it - very cute...
I love the idea of rice cutlet...
Very yum!

Sanghi said...

Good idea padma and nice story of your dish..!

Pooja said...

ha ha it was nice reading about tha sooji part ! it happens lot in my kitchen and i too end up getting comments..ur cutlet looks yum padma !

Ann said...

Brilliant idea Padma..looks tempting.

Pavithra said...

Looks so good and yummy padma really tempting dearie.. good idea of using leftover rice...

Valarmathi said...

Nice idea of using leftovers.Lovely and yummy cutlets.

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a cute story and the cutlets look awesome, really tempting.

Ramya said...

Loved reading the interesting part abt u'r exp in cooking as a new bride..Innovative way to use the leftover rice!!

Priya said...

So cute story and the cutlets looks marvellous Padma..i do sometimes cutlets with rice too..very excellent entry too!

Pari said...

I too make these to consume my leftovers. The cutlets have got nice colour.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Awesome way to use leftover rice...very yum....hmmm creative new bride....

rekhas kitchen said...

ohh what an idea padma I made pakoda with left over rice but cutlet mmmmmmmmm very intresting looks so mouthwatering will try this for sure.

Vrinda said...

Great way to use left over rice,i too try cutlets with anything but never tried with cooked rice,looks crispy and yummy...yday i watched Guy Fieri making rice patties with leftover cooked rice...

Abhilash said...

First of all I ned to mention about the design... Good work.

Second I feel like you are trying to remind about the hospital as there is a red cross... "Khake doctor ke pass jaana padega kya?"

Kidding :D

I heard about cutlet and even eat it often from bakeries but never thought I could also prepare them in my kitchen...

Thanks for the recipe.. for red cross cutlet :)

shaikh said...

very interesting recipe and wonderful idea to use left over eatries. thank you very much for such recipe.

Ann said...

Looks soo tempting padma.. lovely snack idea.

Vijitha Shyam said...

My mom used to make this with the leftovers. Urs look goodand iam sure it would have tasted gr8!

Nandini said...
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Nandini said...

Interesting Recipe.....Left over rice turned into cutlet....wonderful idea. Good DIL! :D

Sireesha said...

Looks tempting ...Would love to have it now..

Sush said...

ha ha ha.., nice one Padma.. I enjoyed reading your post. Even we prepare this using left over rice.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wonderful idea Padma.,...crispy cutlets.. :)

priya said...

Hi padma,

first time here...u ve a wonderful blog!...hope we cud be in touch!

Parita said...

Thats very nice way of using up left over rice :) they look crispy and delicious!

Shri said...

Great cutlets!They look so crispy and golden

Jyoti V said...

Hi Padma,

Interesting recipe with leftover rice !
It was nice to read your story :)
And Thx for your comments on on recipes dear.

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Jyoti said...

Padma thats a very creative way to use leftover rice!

lissie said...

wonderful idea to use left over rice! yummy cutlets!

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lata raja said...

Thumbs up to you, creating something with left over rice, waav.

Padma said...

Thanks a lot Priyaraj, Gita, Sadhana/Muskaan, Anu, Somoo, Sanghi, Pooja, Ann, Pavithra, Valarmathi, Poornima, Ramya, Priya, Pari, Lubna, Rekha, Vrinda, Abhilash, Shaikh, Ann, Vijitha, Nandini, Sireesha, Sushma, Lena, Parita, Shri, Jyoti V, Sarah, Jyoti, Lissie and Lata :D

Padma said...

@ Vrinda- Never watched that show... seems to be very similar to rice cutlets... thanks for letting me know about it :)
@ Abhilash - Me too felt the same way after posting the photos. Good I did not add any circle around :)
@ Priya- Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments. Have added yours in my blogroll... will visit you often... you too keep visiting more :)

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Varunavi said...

Nice idea.Padma why is that ur page doesnt open,3saw this post yesterday but didnt find the comments section

Abhilash said...

Hi, you can try now.. I have integrated a flash version and you will be able to listen it... and it loads faster on a dialup too

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