Makes 20 cakes

These cakes were an early version of road food. Workers in the field or travelers would tuck several into their pockets for a simple meal. You can purchase rice flour at health food stores.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together rice and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 2

Stir in tomato, Parmesan cheese, and olives.

Step 3

Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch into a large, heavy skillet; heat to 350°.

Step 4

Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into hot oil; fry in batches 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on wire racks over paper towels. Serve immediately.

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