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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Last year - 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Rice & Veggie Fritters - Tortas de Arroz

 


We grew up eating leftovers, so turning them into a new tasty meal became something of a talent. Last night's string bean picadillo w/ rice became filling for corn tortillas for lunch, while leftover rice and beans means Gallo Pinto for breakfast or lunch. With the concept of waste not - want not in mind, this veggie fritter recipe uses leftover rice to give you a nice crunchy addition to your next lunch. Here's my recipe for tasty Tortas de Arroz:


Rice & Veggie Fritters - Tortas de Arroz

Emily (Cooking for Kishore)

With the concept of waste not - want not in mind, this veggie fritter recipe uses leftover rice to give you a nice crunchy addition to your next lunch.

Ingredients


  • 1 Cup Cold Cooked Rice
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 Small Red onion, chopped
  • 1 Small Red Bell Pepper, cubed
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Mix the onion, bell peppers, garlic, cilantro, salt & pepper into the cold rice. Then add the egg incorporating well. 
  2.  Heat Oil in a pan over medium heat, add tablespoons of the rice mixture into the hot oil and flatten slightly to make patties. 
  3. Fry till light golden brown about 2 minutes, flip and fry another 2. Take them out and d.rain on paper towels
  4. Serve hot with a side of red cabbage salad.
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 mins. 
Cook time: 10 mins. 
Total time: 15 mins. 
Tags: rice & veggie Fritters, tortas de arroz, Costa Rican style tortas de arroz, costa rican recipes, Latin American recipes, breakfast recipes, Hispanic Heritage Recipes 

 Serve Hot and Enjoy!

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