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Camellia Brand

Pinto Bean Calas (Rice Fritters)

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Ingredients:

  • 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
Yield:
12 Calas

Directions:

  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.