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Vegetable Rice Patties

Since I have a Vegetarian in my house I came up with this recipe that can server as a main dish or side dish. They are stuffed full of vegetables and seasoned just right. This could be a good way to get smaller children to eat their veggies, but the whole family will love them. The best part is they are easy to put together, a great way to use up left-overs and makes a quick addition to any meal.

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked, cooled rice
1  cup cooked broccoli – chopped
1 cup whole kernel corn (I used frozen)
1/4 cup roasted red peppers – chopped
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup butter – melted
3 eggs – lightly beaten (or 3/4 cup egg beaters)
Olive Oil for frying

In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Stir until combined and set aside.  In a large bowl add remaining ingredients and stir in flour mixture until just combined.  Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat, add 2 Tablespoons olive oil and scoop 1/3 cup of batter into pan and flatten slightly into patty. (I cooked 3 to 4 at a time) Fry over medium heat until both sides are browned turning once.  Serve hot.