Crispy rice | RecipeTin Eats

Crispy rice is simply rice that’s packed in a pan, lower then pan fried till golden and extremely crispy. Can’t-stop-eating-them good! Munch on them plain like chips, or use as a base for toppings to make trendy Asian-style canapés – like Nobu’s Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice.

Draining excess oil from Crispy rice cakes

Crispy rice muffins

These are the bottom for the Nobu copy-cat Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice recipe that I additionally printed right now. However everybody who’s tried the plain crispy rice muffins declared them so good, they insisted they need to be printed as a separate recipe. So right here it’s!

Hand holding crispy rice

Components

All you really want to make crispy rice muffins is rice, oil for frying and salt for seasoning. Nonetheless, the rice is tastier for those who add sushi rice seasoning which is simply sugar and rice vinegar. Particularly for those who plan to serve these as plain snacks with no toppings.

Ingredients in Crispy rice
  • Sushi rice – Discover one of these rice labelled as such alongside different rice on the grocery retailer. It’s a brief grain kind of rice that’s stickier than different kinds of rice, so the rice sticks collectively to make the rice balls for sushi.

    For a similar purpose, it’s the very best kind of rice to make rice muffins! Different rice sorts received’t stick collectively as firmly so the rice muffins received’t lower as neatly or fry up as golden and crispy. Medium grain rice ought to work practically as nicely (as a result of it’s pretty sticky too) however I don’t suggest making an attempt this with lengthy grain rice, brown rice, wild rice or basmati rice.

  • Rice vinegar – An Asian vinegar made out of….look ahead to it….rice! Smoother and milder than plain white vinegar, that is used to flavour rice to make sushi. As famous above, it may be skipped but it surely makes the rice muffins tastier.

  • Sugar – Additionally for seasoning the rice.

  • Salt – For sprinkling on the cooked rice muffins. I exploit 3/4 teaspoon. It can appear to be quite a bit for the quantity of rice muffins however they will take it! They’re like potato – they take extra salt than you suppose. Additionally, some salt falls off once you flip them to sprinkle the opposite facet.

Rice for Crispy rice

How one can make crispy rice muffins

You merely cook dinner rice, press in a pan, cool to make it stable, lower, then pan fry till golden. Then munch away!

1. Prepare dinner and flavour rice

No have to rinse. Use the correct quantity of water. And don’t peek! My full rice-making rants right here.

How to make Crispy rice
  1. Prepare dinner rice – Place rice and water in a small pot (no lid) over medium excessive warmth. As soon as it’s effervescent, put the lid on and switch all the way down to medium low. Prepare dinner for 13 minutes or till water is absorbed – no peeking!

  2. Relaxation for 10 minutes with the lid on.

  3. Sushi rice seasoning – Combine the vinegar and sugar collectively till the sugar dissolves.

  4. Fluff – Pour seasoning over the recent rice. Fluff with a rice paddle or rubber spatula. The rice will take in the flavour because it cools within the pan.

2. Press and lower

For actually crispy rice muffins, be sure you press the rice in firmly.

How to make Crispy rice
  1. Press – Place a sheet of baking/parchment paper on a 20cm/8″ sq. pan. Scrape the recent rice into the pan and unfold evenly. Cowl with one other piece of paper and press the rice in very firmly, concentrating on the corners and edges. The rice ought to be round 1.25cm / 1/2″ thick.

  2. Crush (beneficial) – For greatest outcomes, place one thing flat on prime then weigh it down with 4 or 5 x 400g/14oz cans. I used a second pan that’s the similar measurement.

    Weighing down the rice packs the rice collectively extra tightly because it units within the fridge. This implies you may lower neater items and they’ll crisp up higher. It’s additionally simply typically actually irritating once you get little unfastened bits of rice within the pan once you’re frying up the rice muffins!

  3. Cool – Absolutely cool, then refrigerate in a single day (minimal 6 hours). Because it cools, the rice will stick collectively and turn out to be a stable slab you may carry up and lower.

    Speedy choice for the impatient: Put the rice within the fridge till it’s totally cool (round 1 hour), then freezer for 1 hour (edges will semi-freeze, centre ought to be good), then again within the fridge for 1 hour (to thaw edges). Warning: Don’t let the rice freeze totally, it should turn out to be unfastened and moist when it thaws so not appropriate for rice muffins!

  4. Reduce – Elevate rice out utilizing paper overhang. Moist the knife blade (neater cuts). Reduce rice into desired shapes. I do 15 rectangles for the pictured Nobu Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna (5 strips, then every into 3). Smaller and extra would make nice snacking choices, albeit numerous turning within the pan!

3. Cooking:

How to make Crispy rice
  1. Pan fry – Warmth about 1/4 cup of the oil in a big non-stick pan over medium excessive. Place in half the rice muffins – they need to sizzle gently. Decrease warmth to medium. Prepare dinner for 4 minutes till actually golden and crispy. Flip and cook dinner the opposite facet for 4 minutes.

  2. Salt – Take away onto a paper towels lined plate. Sprinkle both sides with salt whereas sizzling.

  3. Preserve cooking – Add remaining oil and cook dinner remaining rice muffins.

  4. Serve as snack (you received’t be capable of cease!) or use as a base for canapés. See the separate recipe for the spicy tuna topping I additionally shared right now which is a blatant Nobu restaurant copy-cat. See subsequent part for extra topping recommendations!

Crispy rice cakes on a plate

How one can serve crispy rice muffins

Serve them plain for snacking or add toppings to make irresistible appetisers.

Serving plain

Eat like potato chips! You received’t be capable of cease. I most likely wouldn’t say no to some form of dip both – French Onion Dip instantly involves thoughts.

Topping recommendations

As famous above, I’m sharing this crispy rice muffins recipe as a base for a creamy spicy tuna topping to make a copycat of a signature Nobu restaurant appetiser, Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice (uncooked or canned). Nonetheless, given the flavour of the rice muffins is pretty impartial fairly than particularly Asian, there’s stacks of topping choices! Right here’s some concepts that come to thoughts:

I’d love to listen to your recommendations! What is going to you prime these with? – Nagi x


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Crispy rice

Servings15 items 4 x 6.5cm/ 1.5 x 2.5″

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Recipe video above. Crispy rice is simply rice that is packed in a pan, lower then pan fried till extremely golden and crispy. They make an ideal snack simply as they’re – you’ll DEVOUR an entire pile – or a base to make irresistible appetisers. Suppose – trendy Asian canapés topped with spicy tuna (Nobu type!), tuna poke, egg or rooster salad sandwich filling, ceviche or salmon mousse!

Directions

SUMMARY RECIPE

  • Prepare dinner rice, relaxation, pour over seasoning, fluff. Press firmly into 20cm/8″ lined pan, overwhelm. Cool, fridge in a single day (min 6 hrs). Reduce into 15 rectangles, pan fry 4 min both sides, sprinkle with salt.

FULL RECIPE

  • Sushi seasoning – Combine collectively till sugar dissolves.

  • Prepare dinner rice (Notice 4) – Place rice and water in a small pot (no lid) over medium excessive warmth. As soon as it is effervescent on the perimeters and the center is rippling, put the lid on and switch all the way down to medium low (or low for sturdy stoves). Prepare dinner for 13 minutes or till water is absorbed.

  • Relaxation – Take away from warmth then relaxation for 10 minutes with the lid nonetheless on.

  • Season – Take away lid. Pour over sushi seasoning. Fluff rice with rubber spatula.

Press, cool, lower:

  • Press – Place a sheet of baking/parchment paper on a 20cm/8″ sq. pan. Scrape sizzling rice into the pan and unfold evenly. Cowl with one other piece of paper and press in very firmly.

  • Crush (beneficial, Notice 5) – For greatest outcomes, place one thing flat on prime (2nd similar measurement pan is good) then overwhelm with 5 x 400g/14oz cans.

  • Cool – Absolutely cool, cowl with cling wrap, then refrigerate in a single day (min 6 hours). Speedy choice: Fridge uncovered till totally cool, cowl, freeze 1 hour, fridge 1 hour.

  • Reduce – Elevate rice out utilizing paper overhang. Moist the knife blade (neater cuts). Reduce rice into 15 rectangles (5 strips, then every into 3).

Cooking:

  • Pan fry – Warmth about 1/4 cup of the oil in a big non-stick pan over medium excessive. Place in half the rice muffins – they need to sizzle gently. Decrease warmth to medium. Prepare dinner for 4 minutes till actually golden and crispy. Flip and cook dinner the opposite facet for 4 minutes.

  • Salt – Take away onto a paper towels lined plate. Sprinkle both sides with salt whereas sizzling.

  • Preserve cooking – Add remaining oil and cook dinner remaining rice muffins.

Serving:

  • Function snack (you will not be capable of cease!) or a base for canapés.

  • Topping recommendations – Spicy tuna (Nobu copycat), tuna poke, salmon mousse, crostini toppings.

Recipe Notes:

1. Sushi rice – Discover it labelled as such alongside different rice on the grocery retailer. It’s a brief grain kind of rice that’s stickier than different kinds of rice, making it supreme for making rice balls for sushi. For a similar purpose, it’s the very best kind of rice to make rice muffins. Different rice sorts received’t stick collectively as firmly so the rice muffins might be a bit extra crumbly and untidy wanting.
2. I do know this looks like quite a bit however these can take a whole lot of salt. Use much less for those who doubt me then add extra later once you realise you want it!
3. Seasonings for sushi rice. They are often skipped but it surely makes the rice muffins tastier, and within the spirit of crispy sushi rice!
4. Rice cooking – Use a pot ~17cm/7″ extensive. Not a lot bigger else the rice doesn’t have sufficient depth = danger of burning base. No have to rinse the rice for those who purchased it in packs on the store, the rice might be fluffy cooking it my method and with the best water/rice ratio. In case you insist on rinsing the rice, scale back water by 2 tablespoons (to account for water logged within the rice).
5. Packing the rice in tightly makes the rice muffins firmer so you may lower neat squares, plus they’re crispier. Weighing down whereas cooling is greatest, however nonetheless okay for those who simply press the rice actually tightly together with your palms. In case you don’t, then they’ll crumble on the perimeters once you lower and fry. Not deadly, however annoying – and never fairly as crispy.

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