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Brown Rice Fritters with capers, dill and tahini

This recipe is so zingy and perfect for summer. If you have never tried putting brown rice in an air fryer wait till you try this! The fritters become so crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. These can also be made in an oven at the same temperature but may take slightly longer to brown.

Capers may seem like a forgotten ingredient in our fridge that we used for that time you followed that Jamie Oliver pasta recipe, but they are full of antioxidants and add tons of flavour for very little in terms of calorie and add a salty/lemony taste for food. Capers are immature flowers of the caper bush and pair well with dill. I used dill from my

allotment but if you can’t get dill, parsley

would work well too.

Ingredients for the fritters

2 cups cooked brown rice

½ cup chickpea flour

¼ cup finely chopped dill

2 tbsps. capers drained and chopped

1 tbsp tahini

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp ground coriander

½ tsp paprika

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp baking powder

½ cup water

Salt and pepper and chilli flakes to taste

Extra virgin olive oil spray for brushing the fritters (optional)

Ingredients for the tahini dipping sauce:

¼ cup tahini

2 tbsps. lemon juice

10 tbsps. Water

1 clove of garlic minced

Salt to taste


  1. Dry fry the chickpea flour for 1 min in a saucepan, stirring continuously to prevent burning.

  2. Once the chickpea flour has cooled, in a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients for the fritters together and add salt, pepper and chilli flakes to taste until they are evenly incorporated.

  3. Preheat your air fryer to 190C (375F) and form small patties or fritters with the brown rice mixture and place on a lined baking tray or plate.

  4. Lightly spray the fritters with the oil if you are using it and place the fritters in the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they aren’t touching each other so they don’t steam.

  5. Cook the fritters in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway until they are golden brown on both sides.

  6. Combine all the ingredients for the dipping sauce until it makes a smooth sauce and add salt to taste. The tahini tends to thicken on standing so you can add more water when serving and adjust the seasoning.

Enjoy as a snack or with a salad to make this a substantial meal.


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