Cheryle Grace


This is an old family recipe from my great grandmother. It used to be a morning breakfast food in French and Creole homes in Louisiana.

It is still a family favorite and one of the first things kids learn to make in the kitchen and an excellent use of left over rice. So share my families tradition and have some Calas and strong coffee or cafe au lait one morning.


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8 to 10
20 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry


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2 1/2 c
cooked long grain rice
1 1/2 c
self rising flour
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
fresh grated nutmeg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
large eggs beaten
1/4 c
almond milk or soy milk
enough oil for frying
confectioners' sugar to dust calas

How to Make Calas


  • 1Combine the rice,flour,granulated sugar,salt,cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  • 2Beat eggs well and add vanilla extract and almond or soy milk.
  • 3Add egg mixture to the rice/flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • 4Shape the mixture into ping pong size balls and fry in oil until golden
  • 5Drain and dust with confectioners sugar.
  • 6Although delicious served immediately, these Calas are good anytime of day, especially with your coffee or tea!

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About Calas

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #rice, #creole, #Fritter

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