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Rice Croquettes

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + cooling Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 croquettes


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Stir in egg, cheese, basil and pepper. Moisten hands with water and shape 1/4 cupfuls into logs. Roll in crumbs.
  • 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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  • PoohGal79
    Jun 25, 2013

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  • Potroast911
    Feb 14, 2013

    I liked these, but they were a lot of work and made a big mess of the deep fryer. My husband thought them bland so I won't be making them again.

  • stjohnisle
    Jun 5, 2011

    As a child I used to help my mom make these rice croquettes. The only difference is that she added cheddar cheese in addition to the parmesean which gave it a wonderful, cheesy flavor. She also deep fried them. I am so glad to have finally found the basic recipe!

  • ctmom05
    Mar 13, 2011

    I'm using this rice croquettes recipe as the basis for a side dish to go with a small pork tenderloin roast.There was pork fried rice leftover from a previous dinner, so I took it out of the freezer to make the croquettes.Tastes wonderful!

  • 3dogday
    Feb 28, 2010

    I saw this recipe from Lucia in the Taste of Home magazine many years ago (around 12?). Anyway, I tried it and my family absolutely loved it. I have been making it ever since, and if you ask all 3 of my kids "what is your favorite thing your Mom makes for you", I quarantee the unanimous answer would be "rice croquettes". I have tons of recipes and honestly, if I had to choose my favorite staple, this would be it. I am surprised that nobody has rated it yet...please try it because it is an awesome recipe. Thanks, Lucia, for many years of these yummy kids thank you too!!

  • FriedaG
    Jan 26, 2010

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