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Rice Croquettes

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + cooling Cook: 15 min.


16 croquettes

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
As a newlywed, I used to agonize over meal preparation. Now I enjoy trying new recipes, and some - like this tasty side dish - turn out to be very popular with my family. These croquettes are crisp and golden and add some fun to a simple dinner like roast chicken and salad. -Lucia Edwards, Cotati, California


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Canola oil
  • Additional fresh parsley, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add rice; saute 3 minutes. Stir in broth and parsley; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in egg, cheese, basil and pepper. Moisten hands with water and shape 1/4 cupfuls into logs. Roll in crumbs.
  3. In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 365°. Fry croquettes, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes or until crisp and golden, turning often. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 177 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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