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Homemade Italian Rice Frittata

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This recipe is one my favourite rice leftovers ideas. Homemade Italian Rice Frittata is made in 25 minutes, accompanied by a yoghurt dressing.

As a Brazilian born I cook and eat a lot of rice, and I always end up with a bunch of cooked rice in my fridge sitting after a wrong calculated meal.

homemade italian rice frittata

My mother does the same thing and I learnt this frittata recipe from her and she learnt from my grandma, too. It’s not like a secret recipe or anything because every single brazilian person loves it.

I just find curious why people came up with this idea, well, a brilliant one I have to say!

I love making this frittata recipe as a side dish, appetizer or snack for my meals to replace the carbs, it works so well. 

Apart from rice, you will need plenty of fresh parsley, eggs, flour, grated parmesan or any hard cheese of your choice, some vegetable oil for frying and your yummy rice cakes will be ready in just a few minutes.

Now as for the fresh yoghurt dressing, it’s literally just mix three ingredients and enjoy!

Cooking Time

  • Cooking: 15 minutes
  • Preparation: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes

Servings

  • 4 servings

Equipment

  • Saucepan

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Ingredients list

For the rice frittata

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese 
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

For the greek dressing

  • 1 cup greek yoghurt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley and mint
  • salt and pepper to taste

ingredients to make homemade italian rice frittata

How to make Homemade Italian Rice Frittata

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the rice, flour, parsley, eggs and parmesan. Mix well with a wooden spoon. You should have a sticky dough.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan at medium heat.
  3. With the help of two spoons, make quenelles and add carefully to the oil to fry.
  4. With a skimmer, remove the frittatas when they are golden and place them on a plate covered with towel paper.
  5. To make the Yoghurt sauce, just add the yoghurt with chopped parsley and mint and mix well. Add salt if desired.

Storage

Fried food doesn’t keep well in the fridge or frozen, it’s best eaten right away!

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Homemade Italian Rice Frittata

This super easy is one my favourite rice leftovers ideas. Homemade Italian Rice Frittata is made in 25 minutes, accompanied by a yoghurt dressing.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Brazilian, Italian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • 1 Saucepan large

Ingredients
  

For the frittata

  • 2 cups leftovers cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan or hard cheese grated
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

For the yoghurt dressing

  • 1 cup greek yoghurt plane
  • 3 tablespoons parsley and mint chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, add the rice, flour, parsley, eggs and parmesan. Mix well with a wooden spoon. You should have a sticky dough.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan at medium heat.
  • With the help of two spoons, make quenelles and add carefully to the oil to fry.
  • With a skimmer, remove the frittatas when they are golden and place them on a plate covered with towel paper.
  • To make the Yoghurt sauce, just add the yoghurt with chopped parsley and mint and mix well. Add salt if desired.

Notes

Storage: Fried food doesn’t keep well in the fridge or frozen, it’s best eaten right away!
Keyword appetizer, dressing, frittata, fry, homemade, lunch, parsley, rice, sauce, side dish, snack, yoghurt

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