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Thai Fish Cakes

The combination of Tilda Basmati Rice, together with Thai spices and crab meat produces a quick, delicious fishcake recipe perfect for mid week meals.

  • 0 - 30 Minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 4




  • 120g Tilda Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1cm ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1-2 tsp Thai green curry paste
  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • Small can white crab meat, well drained
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 beaten eggs
  • 3 cups of breadcrumbs
  • Oil to fry


  1. Rinse rice under cold water till clear, boil for 10 minutes and drain. Then mix together spring onions, chilli, ginger, curry paste, coconut, rice, crab, lime zest, and coriander.

  2. Add one beaten egg to bind.

  3. If you find the mixture too wet, add a handful of the breadcrumbs until the mixture binds.

  4. Make into small balls.

  5. Chill for 20 minutes.

  6. Coat in the breadcrumbs.

  7. Fry in a little oil until crisp and golden brown and piping hot all the way through (approx 3-4 mins each side).

  8. Serve with sweet chilli dipping sauce and lime wedges.