Monday, March 19

Menu Idea Monday: Rice Waffles

So, it's still technically Monday, which means I will only have missed one week with my Menu Idea Mondays... sneaking this one in under the wire!

Today's recipe: Rice Waffles. I got this recipe from a Southern cooking cookbook. Supposedly, in the antebellum South rice waffles were a delicacy and point of pride with chefs. The recipe is pretty simple.

Rice Waffles

2 tbsp butter
1 cup hot rice
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, separated
1 3/4 cup buttermilk

Stir butter into rice and let cool to room temp. Sift together dry.

Beat egg yolks with buttermilk and add to dry. Stir in rice.

Beat whites into soft peaks; fold into batter and cook on hot waffle iron. Serve for breakfast or with savory dinner items in place of biscuits.


These were light and crisp. I won't necessarily replace my favorite waffle recipe with them, but it's a great option for using up a little extra rice you have sitting around or if you're looking for a unique alternative to biscuits for a lunch or dinner menu.

My Modifications:

Made these just as directed.

Dietary Mod Friendly?

The dairy in this could be easily swapped out for almond milk or whatever you like to use. I'd imagine any standard gluten free flour could be swapped in as well, though you might have to play with it a bit.

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