Shrimp and Rice Cakes

5d4da88e4fe011e2882622000a1f985d_6

Hope everyone had a great holiday filled with family, fun and FOOD! I know I did. The only post-holiday dilemma I seem to run across is left overs. This year, we had a giant shrimp cocktail platter for our appetizer that was fresh and delicious. The only problem was that there was a lot of fresh seafood leftover that we had to eat before we left for vacation the next day. I decided to whip up some shrimp and rice cakes for dinner and they turned out great! I served these for dinner but I think they’d be perfect for a quick, crowd pleasing appetizer too! I adapted the recipe from Old Bay, my favorite seafood seasoning from Maryland.

Shrimp & Rice Cakes 

3/4 cup flour

2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup cooked shrimp, chopped

2 teaspoons shallots, chopped and sauteed until translucent

1/2 cup cooked brown rice

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter, melted

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped

1 cup of panko breadcrumbs

Sauce:

1 cup of low fat sour cream

1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

Set oven to 350 degrees.

Begin by removing tails from the shrimp and chopping into small pieces.

6539edba4fdf11e2bbd422000a1f9ab2_6

Add cooked and cooled rice, flour, Old Bay seasoning and baking powder to the chopped shrimp and stir to combine.

c673ef1e4fde11e281d622000a1f975c_6

Next, add the wet ingredients: milk, butter and eggs and stir to combine. Sprinkle in basil.

d053bba84fdf11e2877022000a9f1278_6

Form into flattened patties and dip both sides into panko bread crumbs until well coated. Arrange on a greased cookie sheet.

f685fb7e4fdf11e2b2c322000a1f9804_6

Bake for 6 minutes and then flip the cakes to other side, allow to bake for 4-6 minutes on opposite side.

3ba2e5a04fe011e2b8e822000a1fbcc7_6

Serve warm with sour cream and Old Bay sauce and ENJOY!

8fb1297c4fe011e2aae322000a1f9858_6

Advertisements

One thought on “Shrimp and Rice Cakes

  1. My mouth is watering, just looking at those shrimp cakes. I’m sure they even tasted better. yumm…kinda surprised there were any shrimp left tho, with that crowd!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s