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Sweet Rice Fritters (Beignets)

Sweet Rice Fritters (Beignets)

This deep-fried treat can be served as is, or powdered with sugar  - or with whipped cream. It reminds one of the beignets that are served with coffee in New Orleans. Use leftover rice.

  • Serves: 8
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Prep time:
  • Cooking time:
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    90 ml (6 tbsp) cake flour
    45 ml (3 tbsp) sugar
    10 ml (2 tsp) baking powder
    2,5 ml (½ tsp) salt
    Large pinch of freshly grated or ground nutmeg
    500 ml (2 cups) cooked Spekko Saman White Rice
    2 Eggs, beaten until frothy
    5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract or essence
    oil to deep-fry
    icing sugar to dust


    1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a mixing bowl.
    2. In a larger bowl, mix together hot Spekko White Rice, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to rice mixture and stir to blend.
    3. In a deep frying pan heat about 5 cm of oil. The oil is ready when a cube of bread turns golden brown in 1 minute.
    4. Drop tablespoons of the mixture into the hot oil. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan. Turn fritters until golden brown on both sides.
    5. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve hot.

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