Rice Cakes with Goat Cheese and Bacon

Make your own rice cakes with Success® White or Brown Rice, mixed with crumbled goat cheese and sprinkled with crispy bacon and perfectly chopped green onions.

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Servings SERVES 8

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® White Rice or Success® Brown Rice
  • 5 slices thick cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 6 oz goat cheese, crumbled and divided
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 non-stick cooking spray
  • green onion, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  • Rice cakes are simple and easy to make! With bacon and goat cheese on the ingredient list, you’re probably already drooling just thinking about making them. Let the cooking begin!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Cook bacon in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels and drain any extra grease. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of dripping from skillet. Add onions to skillet and sauté until golden, for about 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, 2 ounces goat cheese, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cayenne pepper. Stir in cooked rice. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Working in batches, drop batter by spoonfuls into skillet. Cook until bottom of each cake is golden brown. Turn cakes over and cook until the other side is golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.

    Step 4

  • Arrange 3 rice cakes on plate and top with ½ teaspoon goat cheese. Sprinkle with bacon and green onions.

Bacon addiction

Save some bacon from breakfast and give into your bacon cravings with this savory rice cake recipe. We get it, it’s hard to get over this salty and crispy ingredient – and to be completely honest, everything tastes better with bacon! So, why not go beyond breakfast or brunch and enjoy this salt-cured goodness as a side dish or snack?

For this recipe, crumble bacon bits on top for a crunchy texture and boosted salty flavor, but that’s not the only show stopper of the meal – let’s talk about the rice. Making a batter with the perfect consistency to shape these cakes wouldn’t be possible without the right amount of Success® Rice. White or Brown Rice? We’ll leave that up to you and your hungry guests! Combined with buttermilk and savory goat cheese, this recipe has all the flavors you love in a tiny golden brown morsel.

Pro-tip: use an ice-cream scoop to portion patties.

Make it your own

If this recipe doesn’t include the most mouth-watering ingredients out there, make it your own! (Looking at you vegetarians and non bacon lovers). The best thing about rice cakes is that they can be easily adapted to a wide variety of diets. What we mean is that you can swap bacon out for your favorite meat free variety, use shredded chicken or your choice of chopped vegetables. Keep an eye on the salt and adjust the flavors as needed.

Feeling inspired? You might want to prepare a homemade mayonnaise with garlic and lime to serve with the cakes. If you’re a seafood fan, give these Whole Grain Crab Rice Cakes a try – they pair perfectly with mayonnaise!