Leftover Rice & Cheese Fritters

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Leftover Rice & Cheese Fritters.
rice & cheese fritters

I grew up listening to Grandma Ligia saying it was a sin to throw the food.rice & cheese frittersOver and over, as in a litany, she told us we had to eat everything, because there were many people in the World who did not have a piece of bread to put in their mouth.rice & cheese frittersMy grandmother was the queen of leftover recycling. When there was leftover rice, she made a savory rice pudding or these rice fritters, which were my favorites.

rice & cheese frittersThey are addictive. If I don’t make them more frequently it’s because we don’t eat a lot of plain rice in my house and also because I try to avoid frying. Tomás Eugenio (9) loves them as a snack. I hope you like my recipe.
4.80 from 15 votes

Leftover Rice & Cheese Fritters

Prep Time5 mins
Servings: 8


  • 3 cups white rice, cooked
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cups fresh white cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk, skim
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Vegetable oil to fry
  • Sugar to sprinkle the fritters


  • In a bowl combine all the ingredients.
  • In a pan heat some oil over medium heat.
  • With a spoon, pour some of the rice batter in the pan.
  • Fry the fritters until golden both sides.
  • Place the fritter on paper towels to absorb the oil.
  • Before serving, sprinkle with some sugar.
  • Serve hot or warm.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Author: Enri

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