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Delicious Leftover Rice Pancakes

This nutritious recipe uses leftover cooked rice pancakes and your preferred vegetables. It can be prepared in 15 minutes and is a great teatime treat for people of all ages.

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rice pancakes

My mother made these adorable little rice pancakes when we were kids. Instead of throwing away any leftover rice from the previous night, this special breakfast treat would be made with it. They’re not spectacular, but they offer a pleasant departure from your typical breakfast routine and are, in my opinion, far more straightforward than classic pancakes. Read on for advice on handling rice safely and ensure any leftovers can be used the following day.

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IS RICE LEFTOVER SAFE TO EAT?

Yes, provided that it has been adequately cooked, chilled, and kept. Bacillus cereus, a microbe that contains heat-resistant spores, can naturally be found in rice. These spores can “hatch” if the rice is kept at warm temperatures (between 40 and 140 oF) for an extended time after boiling. The bacteria start devouring the rice as soon as the spores hatch and begin creating a toxin that can make us ill. Rice that has already been cooked may still be deadly even after being reheated because it still contains spores and poisons that cannot be destroyed.

HOW TO STORE COOKED RICE ACCURATELY

Rice must be adequately cooled down immediately after cooking because Bacillus cereus contamination doesn’t manifest any outward symptoms or odors. If you made a large batch of rice, split it into smaller portions, transfer the rice to a fresh container (do not leave it in the hot container it was cooked in), and then put the rice container in the refrigerator to cool. Don’t let your rice out in the open to warm up. The sooner the rice is placed in the refrigerator, the better. The objective is to cool the rice to below 40°F in less than two hours.

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HOW DO RICE PANCAKES TASTE?

Although they have a little rice pudding-like flavor, the outside of rice pancakes is incredibly crispy and crunchy. You might not like rice pancakes if you don’t like crunchy rice, like what you’d find on the bottom of a bowl of authentic bibimbap. Since I usually spray some maple syrup on top of my rice pancakes, I don’t add a lot of sugar to them, making the pancakes themselves not that sweet. Try adding 1-2 teaspoons of sugar to the batter if you want the pancake to be a little bit sweeter on its own.

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SERVING RULES FOR RICE PANCAKES

My favorite way to top pancakes is with a drizzle of maple syrup, which perfectly complements the pancake’s strong cinnamon flavor. If I’m feeling very decadent, I put a little butter on top, but since the pancakes are cooked, it isn’t usually necessary. Occasionally, I enjoy dabbing peanut butter on top of the pancakes!

WHAT SUM DOES THIS RECIPE PRODUCE?

This small-batch dish is ideal when you only have a few cups of leftover rice. This recipe yields three little pancakes in two servings. Adjust the serving size in the recipe card below to prepare a larger batch, and the ingredient amounts will adjust to reflect you’re new desired serving size.

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leftover rice pancakes

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice (cooled) ($0.26)
  • One large egg ($0.23)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ($0.15)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon ($0.05)
  • 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.08)
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HOW TO MAKE RICE PANCAKES

  • To begin, prepare 1.5 cups of cooked and cooled rice. Combine that in a bowl with one egg, 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, vanilla essence, and salt.
  • The ingredients should be combined into a batter-like consistency.
  • Over medium heat, warm roughly 12 Tbsp of cooking oil in a big skillet. When the rice mixture is hot, add it to the skillet in portions of approximately 14 cups each. The pancakes should be about 12 inches thick and slightly pressed down, so they are flat (instead of mounds).
  • The rice pancakes should be cooked for a few minutes on each side or until crispy and lightly browned. Be careful while flipping the eggs since they will crumble if you do it too soon before they have firmed up. Add another 1/2 Tbsp oil to the skillet after frying the first batch, then cook the second batch the same way.
  • Serve with butter, peanut butter, or maple syrup!
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Delicious Leftover Rice Pancakes


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  • Author: Emily Roselyn
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x

Description

This nutritious recipe uses leftover cooked rice pancakes and your preferred vegetables. It can be prepared in 15 minutes and is a great teatime treat for people of all ages.



Instructions

  • In a bowl, stir together the leftover rice, egg, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a sizable, non-stick skillet, add 1/2 tablespoon of cooking oil (cast iron, ceramic, or Teflon, your choice). Scoop part of the rice mixture onto the hot skillet using a 1/4 cup measuring cup. The pile of rice should be pressed down with a spatula until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
  • The pancakes should be firm, lightly browned, and crispy outside after a few minutes of cooking on each side. The pancakes won’t hold together if you attempt to flip them before the eggs have had time to set. Before attempting to flip the pancake, be sure the entire pancake is on the spatula.
  • Add the second 1/2 Tbsp of frying oil to the skillet when the first three pancakes are cooked, then cook the second batch in the same way.
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3small pancakes
  • Calories: 254.85kcal
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 617.85mg
  • Fat: 9.85g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.1g
  • Fiber: 0.85g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

FAQs About Leftover Rice Pancakes

What can I do with takeout rice that is left over?

Serve rice as soon as it is finished cooking, if possible. Cool the rice as soon as possible (ideally within 1 hour) if it can’t be done. Before reheating, keep rice in the refrigerator for no longer than one day. Make sure the rice is thoroughly steaming hot whenever you reheat it.

What’s the composition of a rice pancake?

Rice, flour, sugar, baking powder, applesauce, and butter are a few pantry staples that you can quickly prepare a delicious breakfast that the whole family will love. Make these pancakes into an event to involve the whole family if you have some eager helpers.

Can you make fried rice with leftover rice?

Freshly cooked rice could be used to make fried rice, but it is unlikely to turn out well because the rice will be very moist. However, it is ideal because leftover rice is drier and cooks better when combined with the other ingredients in your skillet.

How can I use rice that is four days old?

The optimal time to eat rice is a few days after it is prepared. It’s best to trash it if there are more than that. Rice that has been cooked should be kept in an airtight container to extend its shelf life.

After two days, is rice still edible cold?

As long as the rice has been properly cooled and kept, it is acceptable to consume it cold. Reheated rice shouldn’t be left unattended on the counter. The likelihood of food poisoning will decrease by taking these precautions. Reheating rice more than once raises the danger of food illness; therefore, avoid doing so.

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SIMPLY PERFECT PANCAKES

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simply perfect pancakes

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EGGLESS PANCAKES

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eggless pancakes

The most excellent item to come out of my kitchen is these eggless pancakes, which are fluffy, delicious, and identical to conventional ones. This is for you if you are allergic to eggs but still want a big stack of pancakes in the morning!

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