February 2nd is the day to celebrate “National Tater Tot Day”. So I thought what could be the best day than today to share some recipes I have been experimenting?
Tater tots are a side dish made from deep-fried, grated potatoes. They are widely recognized by their crispness and cylindrical shape. “Tater Tots” is a registered trademark of Ore-Ida (a division of the H. J. Heinz Company) that is often used as a generic term.
My kids totally love Tater Tots and it was time for me to invent little healthier version of it. I tried few recipes and finally my favorite is made with leftover rice! As my house is filled with different age group, seniors, adults and kids…I also love to prepare rice quinoa tater tots. Taste so amazing!
Let me start with very basic recipe of Tater Tots.
Love tater tots but wish they were healthier? Let’s look at some options…Try these better-for-you bites that are made from veggies and baked in the oven. Let me be honest here that grown ups will compromise here but not kids..so continue reading this post for the next recipe that works for everyone!
Now, obviously I don’t have time to prepare different recipe for different tastebuds so I had to come up with the recipe that everyone enjoy in my family. I started experimenting and I adopted this idea from Indian cutlet recipe. I usually have left over rice in my refrigerator and sometimes quinoa as well. You don’t have to have quinoa on hands to prepare the following recipe. I thought of combining these two ingredients and believe me or not, it got hit in my family. so here is the recipe. If you wish to bake instead of fry, add your favorite cheese in it and bake.