These little patties are chock full of amazing flavor! Sweet, spicy, salty & savory goodness all in one crispy bite!
I really had a lot of fun throwing these together. I was craving peanut sauce, but decided to kick it up a notch by adding coconut and a variety of spices until I had something with exciting depths of flavor -- and boy did these blow me away. Soooo good!
And, the texture is very satisfying as well! Crispy, toasty rice yumminess on the outside, and a sweet & spicy creamy coconut peanut center. Divine.
Top it off with a favorite condiment, and you will be in food bliss in no time -- I promise!
Sweet + Spicy Coconut & Peanut Sauce Fried Rice Patties (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Makes: 10 small cakes
Coconut Peanut Sauce
Makes: approx. 3/4 cup
3/8 cup salted peanuts
2 tbs coconut oil
1/4 tsp ginger, ground
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
1 tbs coconut sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 tbs unsweetened shredded coconut
Fried Rice Patties
2 cups jasmine rice, cooked with 1/2 tsp salt ( I like Village Harvest)
1/2 white onion, chopped
Coconut oil (for cooking)
Sriracha hot sauce (I like Ninja Squirrel)
Make your Coconut Peanut Sauce by blending all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside.
In a coconut oil greased skillet over medium-high heat, saute your chopped onion until beginning to brown.
Add your Coconut Peanut sauce to skillet with onion and cook a few minutes while stirring.
Add your cooked rice to skillet and stir until all is evenly mixed. Turn off heat and move mixture to a bowl to cool slightly.
Liberally grease a skillet with coconut oil and turn to medium heat.
Using ice cream scoop - sized dollops of your rice mixture, flatten into a patty with your hands and place into your greased skillet. Cook 4-5 minutes each side, or until desired golden crispiness. Repeat until you have 10 patties.
Garnish your patties with crushed peanuts, shredded coconut, and a drizzle of Sriracha sauce (or any condiment of your liking) before serving.