By thomas | December 11, 2008
Reader Bob sends in this delicious hack:
I enjoy your nihonhacks site and I wish it had been available to us when we lived in Tokyo from 1988 to 1991 and again from 1996 to 1999.
Another use for leftover rice that we enjoy is to make rice cakes for breakfast the next morning. Mix the rice with enough eggs to make a paste about the consistency of pancake batter. You can add a dash of vanilla extract but it’s not necessary. Then fry pancake size portions just like you would make pancakes: a few minutes on one side then turn it over and a few minutes on the other side. Don’t stir it up like you do for fried rice. Use a moderate to low heat to cook the rice mixture through without burning the surface. Then serve with butter and maple syrup, just like pancakes. A few rashers of bacon on the side is nice, too.
I learned this from my mother who used up leftover rice this way, but I’ve never seen this anywhere else. Hope you and your readers enjoy.
These sound so delicious that I’m going to cook some up this weekend, even if I have to use fresh rice. Thanks Bob!
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