Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Supper - Rice and Cornmeal Batter Cakes

Tonight's Sunday Supper comes from the same cookbook as the Philpy recipe.

Rice and Cornmeal Batter Cakes

These wholesome griddle cakes, from a common old southern recipe, make an uncommonly hearty and delicious breakfast.

1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup buttermilk (I just used milk)

In a mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, soda, and salt.
Stir in the rice until it is evenly distributed.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs and beat in milk.

Add eggs and milk to dry mixture. Stir vigorously until well blended.

Heat butter or cooking spray (I used the latter) to coat the bottom of a griddle or frypan. (I used electric frypan)
Ladle batter into pan.
I cooked four at a time, and kept them warm on a plate in the oven set on lowest temp.
Cook on both sides until nicely browned.
Serve hot with maple syrup or honey. (and of course, butter)
Made about fourteen delicious, filling, healthy pancakes.


  1. they look yummy!!!

    the kids just made 'volcano potatoes' for their tea and they were a great success...well that's what the concentrated silence and clean plates tells me!

  2. Brown rice? Wow! This is a very interesting recipe. I just need to go get myself some whole wheat flour. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Ohhhh, I am a sucker for pancakes in all their varied and lovely forms. I hope to give these a taste!

  4. Oh, Val, what are they? I'm a huge potato fan!
    Kay, you can use whatever flour you have around. I just quoted the cookbook. I use whole wheat or whole wheat pastry most of the time, but I use white for cakes and brownies.
    Tara, I do, too. And there are little quotes and cartoons by the recipes, too.
    Colleen, they were so good!

  5. Well, to find Eudora Welty was a surprise! May have to give one of her short stories to my high school class to celebrate! Thanks for letting me know!


  6. Bonnie, if you click on the sidebar picture, it will take you to all the birthday celebrations going on. You might be interested in this:

    It could be a nice tie-in if the students read Why I Live At The P.O.

  7. Those look delicious, lucky man, your Tom.
    I'm ashamed to say that I have never read Eudora Welty, have been aware of her for ages, and adore her name. She looks rather grand in your header, bit daunting, no?
    Anon. again as Google have yet again rejected me.:(


  8. Since I am addicted to brown rice, I like the idea of using it in this recipe! At least 3 times a week, I eat brown rice topped with spinach, salsa, and cheese. The rest of the family doesn't care for that, but I think they'll love these batter cakes.

  9. I love the pancakes! I have to say I never was engaged by Welty's writing until I heard her read a story. Once I could actually hear the cadance I was on board, and have been a fan ever since.

  10. Carole aka anon, I'm not an expert on EW at all. I've just read a few stories here and there, and her autobiography last year. This is a little scheme for me to read her!

    Alison, I love brown rice. It was the first vegetarian thing we ate. Rice with sauteed onions and corn. Still a big fave.

    Common weeder, I am hoping to find some old Dick Cavett shows for book reports. I loved her voice, and her.

  11. I may not have time but I'll see as we end the class the beginning of May. That is the one I would use too!
    We're thinking alike.........


  12. Those look very good!! I should know better than to read your blog before I'm ready to go to I'm hungry!!

  13. Delicious! I've browsed through all your Sunday supper entries. I love them. So cozy and just the kind of comfort food that I love.

    When my children were little, we had high tea on Sunday evenings. Always something special/cozy to eat, candles, stories and board games. Then we'd watch "Road to Avonlea" on tv. Lovely memories.

  14. I shall have to check out Eudora Welty. I don't think I know her work.

  15. Oops

    Death of a Travelling Salesman

    of course.

  16. Bonnie, I think she's maybe a hard read for kids, but they should be able to understand the P.O. story.

    Staci, so did you stay up and cook? :<)

    Island Sparrow, I loved reading about your high teas. Do you all still talk about those evenings? I've found it interesting to see what my kids remember.
    The "Salesman" story is in the collection I'm reading right now. I really haven't read much of her over the years, which is why I came up with this 100th birthday reading idea.


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