Crispy Brown Rice & Tofu Patties

Crispy Brown Rice & Tofu Patties

I almost always make too much rice! Although using it up it fairly easy in my household, I wanted to jazz my leftover brown rice up a bit.  Mixing brown rice with tofu, green onions, peppers, garlic and egg, I was able to pan fry up some delicious patties quickly and they are so tasty!

The brown rice edges crisp up and are slightly crunchy. You would serve this with a Thai peanut sauce, or in my case I just served with a little kimchi and Sriracha mayo.

You Will Need:

Prep time – 20 minutes, Makes about 10-12 small patties

  • 4 cups of rice
  • 1 block tofu
  • 1 diced red, yellow or orange bell pepper
  • 3 diced green scallion onions
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs (if your mixture is too dry, then mix in one more egg)
  • vegetable oil

How to Prepare:

Mix all of the ingredients together and make sure the tofu is really mashed up.  Form a small patty with your hands. This recipe isn’t an exact science. If you’re using leftover brown rice that is a day old you may need to add one more egg because you want the patties to stick together.


In a medium saute pan, heat up 1 tablespoon of oil and coat the pan well. Place 2-3 small patties in the pan at medium heat.

Cook for 3 minutes on one side and then carefully flip over. If the patty holds together then you know you have 1.) added enough oil to the pan 2.) added enough egg to the recipe. If the patty falls apart, add a bit more oil and mix in one more egg as a stronger binder.

Cook on the other side for another 3 minutes until crispy and brown.

Serve with a sauce of your choice!

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