When rice is overcooked and one cannot do anything about it as its so mushy, then you think out of the box for ideas to use the rice with another ingredient which compliments it and add some spice and flavours to get a new dish.This is when I tried this new innovative Sweet Potatoes and Rice Patties.It was delicious and crisp too as I baked them instead of the normal deep frying method….
Cooked Rice – 1 cup
Sweet Potato – 1 Medium sized cooked
Onions – 1 big one finely chopped
Lemon juice – 1 spoon
Chilli Powder -1 spoon
Turmeric powder – 1/4 spoon
Green Chilli – 1 finely sliced
Garlic cloves – 5 to 6 finely sliced
Ginger – 1\2 inch piece smashed.
Bread crumbs – 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons
Oil – 2 Tablespoons
Coriander leaves – One handful finely chopped
Salt as per taste
Mash the cooked sweet potatoes and mix the rice and salt and keep it aside.
Now take a pan and heat the oil and add in the green chilli, sliced garlic cloves, chopped onion and the smashed ginger.
Saute for about until the onions turn pink and you get an aroma. Now add in the chilli powder,turmeric powder, lemon juice, two tablespoons of bread crumbs and mix well sauteeing for another five minutes.
add in the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Now slowly using your fingers and palms make small balls and flatten them slightly and then roll them on a plate in which the bread crumbs are kept.
Follor the same procedure with the rest of the balls.
Now grease a microwable plate and keep the patties on them and bake them for about 15 to 20 minutes at 180 degrees.
Allow it to cool and enjoy it with some chilli sauce or chutney of your choice.