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Rice Patties (Bolinho de Arroz)


A typical Brazilian snack dish, they are little patties made out of rice and then fried.

The Gourmandize Team

A typical Brazilian snack dish, these are little patties made out of rice and then fried. Discover our recipe.

Rate this recipe 3.3/5 (42 Votes)


  • 2 to 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium grated onion
  • salt and pepper
  • a handful of thinly chopped parsley and chives
  • oil for frying


Servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Roll the mix into small patties or balls.

Step 2

Heat a pan filled half-way with oil, and once the oil is hot, drop the patties in and fry until golden-brown.


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  • 3 large eggplants
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 cup shredded cheese


  1. Mix the olive oil, chopped basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Carefully slice the eggplant on it's side in a cross-hatch pattern, without cutting all the way through.
  3. Lay the eggplants inside an oven-safe baking tray.
  4. Pour the oil mixture over the eggplants, taking care to pour between the slices.
  5. Stuff the gaps in the eggplant with shredded cheese.
  6. Cook in the oven at 355°F for 45 minutes, until the flesh is cooked and the cheese totally melted.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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