Vegan Brown Rice Fritters Recipe

I’ve been eating these a lot lately.

It’s going to be one of those recipes I talk through, because I haven’t been able to fine tune amounts. I only have a recipe  for a crowd, but they are super simple and easy peasy lemon squeezy.

That bowl above is the complete recipe, ready to patty up.

This is how it happens.

Put about 2 cups cooked rice in a mixing bowl  with a  well cooked mirepoix of vegetables  typically one carrot,  one small onion, rib of celery seasoned with fresh herb, I like bay, thyme and fresh parsley.  Make sure the carrots are soft.

Season it up with  1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 a teaspoon of pepper, granulated onion and garlic, a pinch of dried thyme and mix it all together till evenly distributed.

 Sprinkle on  1/4 cup of flour or ground oats and mix with your hand. Gradually add more until the batter sticks together when you give it a squeeze.

I like to add grated cheeze or sautéed mushrooms and green onion or chive, too.

I also squeeze in a little ketchup, my secret ingredient.

Press the batter firmly together into  fritters of desired size and fry them up in a pan with olive oil or Earth Balance.

We like to serve them with this creamy mushroom gravy.

It’s a sturdy little nugget of goodness.

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Super Fun Nibbles & Sips Pictorial

Well, that was fun! We had our semi-annual Nibbles & Sips last week and it sure makes for an entertaining evening! I changed up the routine, with the plant based buffet outside, all tray passed appetizers and a separate table for fruit desserts and one for chocolate desserts. It was an excellent call, and the flow was on point. Of course, we started with our signature cocktail, the Chilmark!

I always push a plant-based menu, any chance I get.  No one ever misses what they don’t have, if  the offerings are delicious and intriguing, and, of course, we do that. The crowd, always a full house, with a few hard core vegans and omnivores,  who get their mind blown by a full on vegan buffet that satisfies and inspires.

But seriously, the highlight was the face painting from “We Adorn You.” I’m not sure if I mentioned that BOTH my daughters are engaged! Allison’s  number one request is a face painter…  we got that hook up!

 

My friend Chef Jo brought her friends from the East Coast and they got bedazzled together. There’s another teenager who was working hard on looking bored… until Elise showed up!

Sending some love over to Lee Dyson over @heymisterdj for  providing the music for the evening. No party is a party without some good tunes! P.S. If you’re looking for a DJ for your next event, ask for Lee Dyson because he’s fabulous!

Of course, the food was flowing all night, as well as the cocktails (six offerings!)

I should probably mention all the boozy deliciousness, or you can just have a look. Oh, the yummy buzz!

But really, like I said, it was all about the face painting. I slept in mine and kept it on the entire next day. It’s like nobody noticed. I guess I always have a rainbow shooting out from my third eye. It’s true. The team went out after, but DJ was denied entrance to the local bar… no tigers allowed. Only in Echo Park!

Did I mention, there was pie. A classic crostata with apriums that was epic in the delicious department. Thanks Jessica!  It was worth every calorie! Nothing better than ending the night on a sweet note!  (oh, and folks are still raving about your vegan whipped cream!)