Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes

Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes

Rice cakes and patties are family favorites. They are so versatile and can be eaten hot or cold, at home or on the go. We enjoy them as snacks, appetizers, and entrees. Patties are also good as finger food. They vanish quickly at potlucks and social gatherings.

I am always on the lookout for ideas on how to flavor these little parcels of food. When I spied this recipe on my blogging buddy’s cookbook, which I have a signed copy, I had to give it a try. My talented buddy, Denise, the author of Quickies: Morning, Noon and Night also writes two food blogs, Quickies on the Dinner Table and Bread Expectations. She has been under the radar for a while working on some personal projects but is back with new posts on each of her blogs…YAY! Please do check out her blogs for delicious recipes and stunning photography. Welcome back, Denise!

I made these Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes two days in a row. I adapted the recipe and the first time I did not mash the rice sufficiently and also added a little too much salmon in the mix. While I could form the patties, it fell apart easily. They were still very delicious. You can see a picture of it here at my Facebook Fan Page. While there, please “like” my page.

Not satisfied, I tried it again, carefully reading the ingredient proportions and instructions. I reduced the amount of fish I used the first time by half and gave the rice a good mashing. It was a success! They came out beautifully and to quote Denise, they were “wantonly good”! πŸ˜‰

Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes

Before we go to the recipe, I have an announcement to make. If you have tried any of the recipes here and would like to share a picture of it with my readers, please send me your picture so that I can upload it to the newly created photo album, Foodie Clicks on my Facebook Fan Page. Do not be shy, we would love to see your creations. Thank you!

I used rice cereals instead of breadcrumbs so that the rice cakes remain gluten-free. Please use bread crumbs if you prefer.

Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes
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Serves: 12 patties
  • 2 cups (60g) rice cereals
  • 8 oz (225g) salmon, skin removed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cups cooked short grain rice
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tablespoon canola oil
  1. Place rice cereals in food processor and pulse till fine. Remove and set aside.
  2. Bring a cup of water to boil in a shallow pan. Place salmon in the pan with lemon juice and a little salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium and allow salmon to cook for 5 minutes. Remove, flake, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine rice, dill weed, lemon pepper, and salt. Mix and mash well with a potato masher. Stir in flaked salmon until combined.
  4. Shape into 12 thick patties about 2 inches in diameter.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large non-stick pan. Dip rice cakes into egg and roll in rice cereals.
  6. Fry 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Do not over crowd pan. Fry in 2 batches.
  7. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

I like to eat my Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes with a cup of genmaicha (green tea with roasted brown rice).

Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes

Denise eats her rice cakes dipped in wasabi and drinks green tea. πŸ˜‰

Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎

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    • Biren says

      I sledom use crab meat in a can and usually substitute it with a white fish. Salmon also works. These patties are delicious! Hope you will give them a try. :)

    • Biren says

      These are really good for afternoon snack. My boys just love them and 12 patties disappear in no time. :)

  1. says

    What a great tribute to a fabulous blogger and lovely lady! Feeling a bit sheepish that I don’t have her book yet. Must. Buy. I’m always in the lookout for things to do with leftover rice and never thought of this. They look wonderful, and I’m with Denise on the wasabi and green tea. πŸ˜‰

    • Biren says

      Thanks Jeannie! That was a gift from hubby for my birthday some years back. It is Polish ware and it is gorgeous!

    • Biren says

      Hi Elizabeth, thanks for visiting! Glad to hear you found a recipe you would like to try. Do let me know how it turned out for you. :)

  2. says

    Biren, these rice cakes look fabulous. Yet another fantastically tasty recipe! Love the idea of using rice instead so I’ll have to give them a go. Beautiful!

  3. says

    How timely, I just had a small flavored rice cake that was adorning a delicious salad at a restaurant recently. I was just getting ready to Google some ideas. Thanks Biren for this post.

  4. says

    I love the idea of rice in these fish cakes. We are trying to reduce the gluten we eat in this house, and I love brown rice, so I will try this recipe with brown rice. Do you think that would work?

    • Biren says

      It should work Kristi. I would use short grain brown rice as it is a little more starchy and sticky. Have fun trying! :)

  5. says

    heehee πŸ˜€

    Biren – I am speechless. Just thought I’d drop in and check out what you’re up to and what a pleasant surprise I nearly tripped over πŸ˜‰

    Thank you so much for such a sweet post. You are a wonderful friend! How lovely if we did not live so far apart :( I have been a very very bad blogger *blush* but I’m trying – I think you know how truly busy, in fact, harried I am at the moment. But I do have a post up my sleeve and I hope you will like it :)

    You’re salmon rice cakes look fa-bu-lous!!! Thank you again, I’m more touched than I can say.

    • Biren says

      You are most welcomed Denise! The family truly enjoyed the salmon cakes and though I made two batches back to back, my boys made short work of it. I had to save a couple for Ro-Ri San’s bento. I do hope I did your recipe justice.

      You must be up to your eyeballs with work but do take some time to smell the roses and have a cup of tea. Hopefully we can enjoy a cup together soon. I can’t wait to see your next post. :)

  6. Laverne says

    These look wonderful and I would like to make them, but what is rice cereals? Is this just any regular cereal that is made from rice?

    • Biren says

      Hi Laverne, thanks for visiting! Yes, any kind of cereal made from rice will do. They usually come as rice pops. Just crush them before using.

  7. says

    Hi Biren, this recipe looks and sounds so good. I love salmon and rice both. I am wondering if I sprayed them lightly with butter flavored Pam and baked them (turning once maybe) if they would be as tasty. (Just trying to stay away from fried for a while). As always love your dishes this bowl is beautiful.

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