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30+ Recipes for Ugadi 2023

This year Telugu New Year also known as Ugadi is Wednesday , March 22nd .  It is usually celebrated with the reading of the New Years' almanac and traditional foods. You can read more about our celebrations from previous years here:  2014 ,   2015 ,   2016 ,   2018 ,  2019 ,   2020 ,  2021 , 2022 , 2023 . Here are a few recipes to add to your table:

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 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Small Red onion, chopped
  • 1 Small Red Bell Pepper, cubed
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

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 drain on paper towels.
  4. Serve hot with a side of red cabbage salad. Enjoy!
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 mins. Cook time: 10 mins. Total time: 15 mins.
Tags: veggie Fritters,tortas de arroz,Costa Rican style tortas de arroz,costa rican recipes,Latin American recipes,breakfast recipes,Hispanic Heritage Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 173 per serving

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