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Single Serving Broccoli Cheese Brown Rice Cake

I don’t know about you guys but I am a leftover loved through and through. My husband is not, which is kind of ideal with me working from home; all of the leftovers end up being mine! While most days I enjoy them as-is (sometimes even cold – don’t judge me), there are times when I try to get a little creative with the leftovers in my refrigerator.

This recipe is a direct reflection of that creativity and one that I have constantly gone back to in a pinch! Leftover cold rice is usually something I reserve for fried rice dinners, but it also makes a great single serving rice cake as well. The broccoli and cheese are a nod to some of my favorite comfort foods, and the whole dish comes together in 10 minutes flat.

When you’re cooking this keep in mind that there’s no real “binder” in terms of flour or cornstarch, so when you flip the final product you’ll want to do so carefully. I also recommend using a nonstick pan if possible because the starch from the rice can stick to stainless steel or cast iron that isn’t well seasoned.

At the end of the day, though, even if your cake ends up shaped a little strangely because of a lackluster flip it will STILL taste amazing and become a lunchtime staple!



Serves 1


  • ¼ cup cooked Riceland Whole Grain Natural Brown Rice (white rice works well too)
  • 1 whole egg
  • ½ cup finely chopped steamed broccoli
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper 


  1. Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Grease the pan as desired with butter, ghee, coconut oil or nonstick spray.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a circle and press into a cake about ¾ inch in thickness.
  5. Allow to cook for about 3-4 minutes on the first side until golden brown.
  6. Carefully flip the cake and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes on the second side, making sure it’s browned and cooked through.
  7. Enjoy hot.

Post by The Women Bloggers member Heather Disarro of HeathersDish.com.