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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cheryle Grace
Los Angeles, CA

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.

(1 rating)
yield 8 to 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For calas

  • 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
  • 3
    large eggs beaten
  • 1/4 c
    almond milk or soy milk
  • enough oil for frying
  • confectioners' sugar to dust calas

How To Make calas

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