Rice Cakes with Goat Cheese and Bacon

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

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 25 mins
Servings
SERVES 6-8
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® White Rice or Success® Brown Rice
  • 5 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 package (4 oz) goat cheese, crumbled and divided
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion

Instructions

  • Simple and delicious, these Rice Cakes with Goat Cheese and Bacon are perfect for an elegant weeknight dinner or your next get-together. Once you try them, you’ll want to make these again and again.

    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 a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of drippings from skillet. Add onions to skillet and sauté until golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and reserve.

    Step 3

  • Combine buttermilk, 2 ounces of goat cheese, flour, egg, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Stir in cooked rice and reserved onions.

    Step 4

  • Heat skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Working in batches, drop batter by spoonfuls into skillet. Cook until bottom of each cake is golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Turn cakes over and cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the other side is golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.

    Step 5

  • To serve, top rice cakes with remaining goat cheese. Garnish with bacon and green onions.

    Recipe Tip

  • For evenly-sized rice cakes, use an ice-cream scoop to portion the patties.

Bacon Nation!

Bacon isn’t just for breakfast! It’s great on pretty much anything and is a wonderful ingredient any time of the day. Give into your cravings with this savory rice cake recipe with bacon. The salty, crispy ingredient gives this dish texture and flavor and will make this one of your favorite snacks or sides.

For this recipe, you’ll crumble bacon bits on top for a crunchy texture and boost of salty pork flavor. You’ll also make a batter with the perfect consistency with the right amount of Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice. Use white or brown rice here, either one works well. Combined with buttermilk and savory goat cheese, this recipe has all the flavors you love in tiny, golden-brown bites.

Have it Your Way

If there’s something in this recipe that you would change, have it your way! The best thing about rice cakes is that they can easily be adapted to a wide variety of diets. What we mean is that you can swap out any listed ingredients for ones that you prefer. If you eat a vegetarian diet, substitute the bacon for your favorite meat-free variety or a blend of chopped vegetables. If you’re out of bacon, use shredded chicken. If you don’t love goat cheese, try this recipe with Cheddar, feta or any other cheese you have on hand.

You might want to prepare a homemade mayonnaise with garlic and lime to serve with theses rice cakes. Or, if you’re a seafood fan, give these Successful Crab and Rice Cakes with whole grains a try — they pair perfectly with the mayonnaise, too!