Polish Rice Pancakes Recipe - Placuszki z Ryzu

Basmati rice on a wooden spoon with steam
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings

This recipe for Polish rice pancakes or placuszki z ryżu (plah-TSOOSH-kee z RIH-zhoo) fries up crispy and light and, like potato pancakes, can be eaten as a savory vegetarian or fasting side dish or main meal with sour cream or with sugar.


  • 3 cups room-temperature cooked rice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, and salt until well mixed. Add rice and mix well. Add flour and mix until well incorporated.

  3. If serving the pancakes as a savory dish, fry in shortening or oil. If serving with sugar, fry in butter. Portion out 2 tablespoons of batter, spreading to a 3- to 4-inch pancake. Fry until golden brown, flip and brown the other side. Drain savory pancakes on paper toweling for a minute. Serve pancakes fried in butter immediately.