Mini cheesy rice patties {with cream cheese & avocado topping} (Plus: January Kosher Connection linkup!)

By | January 20, 2014


You know all those fun little finger foods you see online and in magazines and maybe even in your favorite kosher cookbook? When do people actually make them? I’m serious. Shabbos comes every week, but even when you’re entertaining, aren’t you much more likely to serve gefilte fish as an appetizer than caprese salad skewers?

Then there’s yom tov, when we break out the special-occasion dishes, and brises and kiddushes and bar and bat miztvah parties, and maybe between all of that, you find yourself attempting some cake pops. But the goat cheese-stuffed mushrooms of the world, when do they get made? Guys, what will become of the goat cheese-stuffed mushrooms??

Anyway, since I suspect that most of us aren’t hosting party-food events too often, the recipe I’m posting today for the Kosher Connection’s finger foods linkup is one that you can use for dinner, too. These cheesy rice patties are one of those miracle recipes — the actual ingredients aren’t anything special, but somehow, when they’re mixed together and pan-fried into little patties, they’re so good they’ll barely make it to the table. At least not in this house. Here, we eat them from the pan.

Although you can definitely serve your cheesy rice patties as is, my personal vote is that you take the extra step and top them with both the cream cheese and guacamole. The combination is a killer. And if you’re putting these on your dinner table instead of a party table, you can skip the piping and just slather on the toppings. I do that, too.


Leah on January 21, 2014 at 6:38 am.

Tail u hve an amazing blog but ur meals r not balanced they don’t all hve protien starch and carb


Tali Simon on January 21, 2014 at 9:51 am.

You’re right — I definitely do not profess to be a model of perfectly balanced meals! You can always supplement any recipe here to suit your family’s needs.


Eva on January 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm.

Tali, I love your blog just as it is! Thank you for all the hard work you put into giving us this wonderful blog – you’re an inspiration and your blog lights up my day and fills me with joy. Blessings to you, Eva


Tali Simon on January 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm.

Thank you so much!


Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat on January 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm.

These are too cute! Love the avocado!


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