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Brown Rice Pancakes

Recipe courtesy of Harvard University Dining Services

Makes 12 pancakes

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1¼ cups water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups shredded Napa cabbage
  • ½ red pepper, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 to 4 scallions, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg white (or 2 tablespoons of packaged egg whites)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons flour

Combine brown rice, water, and a pinch of salt in a medium-sized sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and all the water is absorbed, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Stir in cabbage, red pepper, ginger, and garlic, sautéing until peppers are tender and cabbage is just wilted. Combine the cabbage mixture with the cooked rice; add scallions, soy sauce, and sesame oil, and season with salt and pepper.

Add one egg white (or 2 tablespoons of packaged egg whites) and 1 tablespoon flour, and mix. Test the mixture, adding flour until you can form a small ball that stays together. If the mixture gets too dry, add a small amount of skim milk or egg white to loosen it (begin with 1 tablespoon of either skim milk or egg white).

Drop 2-ounce balls onto a hot dry griddle and flatten gently with your palm (if the mixture sticks to your palms, you can dip your hand in water). Grill each side until the pancake is firm, about 2 minutes per side.

Nutritional information per serving (dash of salt used for analysis) :

Calories: 90 ? Protein: 3 g ? Carbohydrate: 15 g ? Fiber: 1 g ? Sodium: 75 mg
Saturated fat: 0 g ? Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5 g ? Monounsaturated fat: 1.5 g
Trans fat: 0 g ? Cholesterol: 0 mg

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