In medium colander fitted over medium bowl, toss together carrot, zucchini, onion and salt. Let stand for 10 minutes, squeeze out excess moisture and discard liquid. Return carrot mixture to bowl. Stir in rice.
In large bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Whisk in egg until blended. Gradually whisk in soda water (do not overmix; it’s OK if batter is a little lumpy). Stir carrot mixture into batter.
Meanwhile, in large saucepan or high-sided skillet set over medium heat, add enough oil to reach 3 inches up sides of saucepan. Heat until shimmering or until instant-read thermometer registers 375°F.
In batches to avoid crowding, scoop 1/4-cup portions of rice mixture and carefully spoon into hot oil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until fritters are golden brown. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate to drain.
Serve fritters with tzatziki sauce for dipping.
For variation, these versatile fritters can also be served with warm marinara sauce, guacamole, sour cream, garlic mayo or chipotle mayo for dipping.
What should you do with leftover rice? Whatever you do, do not throw it out as it can be used to make a delicious dish. Carolina®Rice has the perfect solution. Veggie Filled Rice Fritters are an ideal side dish to serve with any meal. These delicious fritters can also be served as a snack or a light lunch. These particular fritters are vegetarian! Including carrots, zucchini, onions and more, you will exceed your veggie intake for the day.
Besides being delicious and irresistible? A fritter contains meat, seafood, vegetables or any other ingredients that have been battered or breaded. They can be made by deep frying or baking. They are beyond versatile and can be sweet or savory. Add as many ingredients as you would like.
Along with switching the ingredients your fritters have, you can also add variation by using different types of dipping sauces such as: tzatziki sauce,marinara sauce, guacamole, sour cream, garlic mayo or chipotle mayo.
Needing fritter recipe inspo? Try our Christmas Cake Rice Fritters. These enticing fritters are the perfect finale to a festive meal. Made with Carolina® Brown Rice, flour, dried fruit, allspice, cinnamon, and sugar, fried to golden perfection, and drizzled with a delectable homemade rum simple syrup, you’ll surely get requests for seconds.
Fritters are a perfect way to use that leftover rice whether it be a sweet or savory recipe.
Coming from the Greek Island of Paros, this versatile sauce can be used with a variety of things such as: pitas, gyros, kebabs, fish, fries and of course…fritters!
The sauce is a creamy cucumber yogurt sauce. It is made from simple ingredients like strained yogurt (or Greek yogurt) cucumbers, garlic, and sometimes fresh herbs such as dill or mint. Tzatziki sauce is comparable to sour cream, although the taste is slightly different, it is somewhat tangy, garlicky, and cool due to the cucumbers and fresh herbs. When you learn how to make Tzatziki sauce you will start to incorporate it often into your kitchen masterpieces.