Rice Pancakes (Sinasir)

rice pancakes sinasir

Rice Pancakes (Sinasir)

Rice Pancake is pancake made with rice. It is known as Sinasir in Northern Nigeria. It is prepared with the soft variety of rice, the type used for Tuwo Shinkafa.
Rice Pancakes [Video]

Ingredients for Rice Pancakes

  • ½ cup (90g) soft rice
  • ½ cup (60g) boiled rice
  • ½ teaspoon yeast
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ tin Peak Milk
  • Sugar (to taste)
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • Vegetable oil: for frying

Before you make Rice Pancakes

  1. Soak the soft rice with warm water over night or for at least 8 hours.
  2. Boil some rice that will be equivalent to cup boiled rice. I normally use left over boiled white rice for this.
  3. Cut the onions into tiny pieces.


  1. Add all the ingredients: the soaked rice, cooked rice, diced onions, salt, sugar, yeast, egg and Peak Milk into a blender.
  2. Add just enough water to help the blades of your blender move.
  3. Blend till smooth.
  4. Pour into a bowl.
  5. Cover the bowl, leave it in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
  6. Set a frying pan on the stove, preferably a non-stick frying pan.
  7. Pour a small amount of vegetable oil into the pan.
  8. Once hot, pour some batter into the pan making sure it is as thin as possible.
  9. Fry on medium heat till the top cakes and the underside is golden.
  10. Flip to fry the other side till light brown.

Watch the video below for visual details.

Serve with Suya Pepper (Yaji), Nigerian Suya, Onions, Pepper Soup or eat as a snack with a chilled drink.