If you have leftover cooked rice, this is an excellent recipe to have on hand. Add an egg and some spring onions (or whatever vegetable is hiding in your fridge) and you’ve got golden, crunchy rice cakes.
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I could have thrown out the leftover basmati rice that we had in the fridge, but decided instead to make little rice cakes, mixing the rice with an egg and what vegetables I had on hand, and cooking the patties in the skillet. The resulting galettes were a very pleasant mix of crunchy and tender, with the lovely aroma of basmati rice enjoying the fresh company of spring onions and diced tomato, the whole thing being spiked up by a sprinkle of red pepper flakes -- piment d'Espelette, to be specific.