Rice and Hominy Cakes with Tomato Sauce

Rice and Hominy Cakes with Tomato Sauce
Rice and Hominy Cakes with Tomato Sauce

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Cakes (2 oz. each)

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If you are looking for a new recipe that’s also a vegetarian option, try our recipe for Rice and Hominy Cakes with Tomato Sauce. They are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Their unique flavor comes from the combination of CANILLA® Extra Long Grain Rice and GOYA® White Hominy, along with the flavors of other aromatic ingredients like peppers, onions, garlic and spices. Pair these fantastic cakes with a delicious sauce made from GOYA® Tomato Sauce. You will love them!

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For the Tomato Sauce:

For the Rice and Hominy Cakes:


celery stalks, minced

¾ cup

red bell pepper, minced


green onions, thinly sliced


GOYA® Minced Garlic, or 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced


eggs, large


sour cream

3 tbsp.

chives, chopped

1 tbsp.

parsley, minced

1 cup

panko bread crumbs, or as needed

1 cup

all-purpose flour, or as needed

This recipe was created by The Culinary Institute of America as an industry service to Goya Foods, Inc.


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For the Tomato Sauce:

Step 1

Place medium saucepan over medium heat, and add olive oil.

Step 2

Add garlic, and sauté until fragrant, about one minute. Add tomato sauce and oregano. Lower heat to medium-low, and allow sauce to simmer about ten minutes, until slightly thickened.

Step 3

Add sugar, and season to taste with Adobo. Set aside.

For the Rice and Hominy Cakes:

Step 4

In large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add celery and red pepper, and sauté until tender, 4-5 minutes. Set aside in large mixing bowl, and allow to cool.

Step 5

Add green onions, garlic, hot sauce, one egg, mayonnaise, sour cream, chives, parsley, lemon juice, hominy and rice to same bowl. Purée ⅓ of mixture in blender or food processor until smooth to create a binder.

Step 6

Return puréed mixture to bowl, add ½ cup panko and mix well. Season with Adobo to taste.

Step 7

Form rice mixture into twenty ¼-cup size small cakes, and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Step 8

Lightly beat remaining eggs. Set up breading station with flour, eggs and panko in separate shallow dishes.

Step 9

Dredge cakes in flour, then eggs and lastly the panko to coat.

Step 10

In large skillet, heat about ¼" olive oil over medium-high heat. Fry cakes until golden brown and crisp, about 3-5 minutes per side. Drain briefly on paper towels, and serve hot with Tomato Sauce on the side.

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