Broccoli and Rice Fritters

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We can’t get enough of these fritters! Very similar taste than classic Broccoli and Rice casserole only more fun to eat and even better, they are made with leftovers!

Kids love anything crispy and cheesy, so these fritters are not the exception. My daughter requested them two days in a row. I don’t think I would’ve had the same luck with Broccoli and Rice casserole.

What you need to make Broccoli and Rice Fritters

Cooked rice




Cheddar cheese

Onion powder, salt, and pepper.

Helpful tips ands tricks

Cold rice works better for this recipe. I like to cook extra rice and use my leftovers the next day to make this recipe. If you use frozen broccoli, make sure it’s thawed and pat it with a paper towel to get rid of any water.

You can also fry these fritters in a large skillet with just enough oil to cover the bottom. They will cook a lot faster than in the air fryer. As soon as they start turning brown around the edges (3-5 minutes) flip them over and cook for another couple of minutes.

We love these as a side dish, but they would also be great as an appetize. Serve with sour cream or Greek yogurt.


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

3 thoughts on “Broccoli and Rice Fritters

    1. Hi, Jenna. Yes, you can make them on the stove. The mix is a little wet so it might splatter a little bit once the hit the hot oil. I wouldn’t make them in the oven though, I am not sure they will come out crispy.

  1. Glad I tried your recipe for using up my leftover brown rice and broccoli. They were so crispy and good! I used Gouda instead of sharp cheddar because that’s what I had in my fridge, but next time I’ll use the sharp cheddar and I think that will be even better. It came together quickly and cooked perfectly in the air fryer. A definite keeper.

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