Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Dutch Treats

Chopstick Cinema

This Month's Film: The Spiral Road
Cuisine: Indonesian

Duch traders did a brisk business in Indonesia during colonial times, and in the process, they left their collective thumbprint on local cuisine. One of Indonesia's most popular Dutch-style snacks are these little croquettes made from leftover fried rice. The rice is mixed with a light roux to make it hold together. Then it's shaped into little balls, dipped in an egg wash and rolled in fine bread crumbs. Who knew leftover rice could be this much fun?

The recipe will be posted at the end of the month, along with my 'Spiral Road' film review.

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