Wild rice patties and the SRC

April 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

The moment I got my assignment for the month of April from The Secret Recipe Club, I was super-excited! Why, you ask? Well, my assigned blog was Fried Ice and Donut Holes. With a name like that, I was sure it was going to a be a fun blog to go through! This blog is run by Melissa, and you must visit her About Me page to understand the name of her blog.

Though I spent a lot of time browsing through Melissa’s recipes, I knew very early on as to what I would be making. I stumbled upon this recipe for Wild Rice Patties during my first few days on her blog, and I knew this was it. The reason for that being, that I had brought back some wild rice from a trip to the US last year, and I’ve been looking for different things to do with it. The only thing I used it for till now was a Wild Rice Pilaf. Now you don’t get wild rice in India, and I brought back hardly half a kilo, so I’ve really been stingy in using it. For this recipe, I used a mix of red and wild rice. I also substituted the mushrooms with artichokes, as I’m not a big mushroom fan. It was a fairly simple recipe, but the patties did not really hold together very well, and I had to be extremely careful while turning them around. But the taste is so good, that you wouldn’t mind even if they break! The taste of the red and wild rice is so nutty, the texture nice and chewy, and the flavors were just perfect. If you can get your hands on wild rice, or even red rice, this is a must-try!

For 8 patties:

1 cup cooked wild rice, room temperature
1 cup cooked red rice, room temperature
1/4 cup artichokes, chopped
1 egg (I used egg replacer powder)
3 tablespoons Chives, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Mint, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
In a large bowl, whisk the egg. Add the rice, artichokes, chives, mint, salt, and pepper and mix well. Divide the rice mixture into 8 patties. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the rice patties to the pan, press down with a spatula, and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip the patties over and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown.