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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

Rice Calas

Updated: Mar 23, 2021

Calas is a beignet made with rice as a filling usually served for breakfast. Often found in the early French Quarter, it started to almost fall off of menus after World War 2. However, there seems to be a rebirth. So this week, I am sharing 2 Calas recipes, one traditional and one savory.

2 cups Cooked Rice

6 tablespoons Flour

3 tablespoons Sugar

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/4 teaspoon Vanilla

Nutmeg, to taste

2 Eggs

Powdered Sugar, for topping

Preheat deep fryer to 360℉.

Keep rice mixture cool (below 70℉) or it might not hold together when frying. Mix rice and dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add vanilla and nutmeg. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. Drop by spoonfuls into fryer and fry until brown. Remove and drain on paper. While hot, sprinkle powdered sugar and serve.


Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!

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