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a plate of pinto bean calas (rice fritters)

Pinto Bean Calas (Rice Fritters)

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  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • ¼ cup cooked Camellia Brand Pinto Beans
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 quarts in a 5 quart potoil for deep frying
12 Calas


  1. Mix together rice, pintos, green onions, and cilantro. 
  2. Mix together all dry ingredients. 
  3. Combine the rice mixture with the dry ingredients, mixing well. 
  4. Add 2 eggs and hot sauce and mix until you have a thick batter.
  5. Using two spoons, form Calas into oval shapes and drop into the hot oil. 
  6. Brown on both sides then drain thoroughly. 
  7. Serve with a dipping sauce if desired.