Sesame rice cakes

Last updated: 15 December 2020
Preparation: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Dietary: Vegetarian


2 cups leftover cooked rice (warm)
1 tbsp Japanese soy sauce
1 tbsp mirin
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp spring onion (finely chopped)
pinch of white pepper
white and black sesame for coating
oil for fryin


  1. Combine rice, soy sauce, mirin, flour, spring onion and pepper and mix well.
  2. Divide mixture into 10 equal portions and roll into balls. Flatten each rice ball slightly to form rice cakes. Sprinkle both sides with white or black sesame.
  3. Fry rice patties in hot oil over medium heat until golden brown.

Chef's Tip from The Food Affectionist: To get a sweeter and tastier outcome, add extra finely chopped onion to the rice mixture before pan-frying.

Recipe with thanks to The Food Affectionist and Asian Inspirations.