Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes.

Cooking time: 20 minutes in total.

Phil Vickery’s Chilli Rice Pop Pancakes

Phil Vickery’s Chilli Rice Pop Pancakes


For the topping:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 fresh corn on the cob, ears sliced off and dried in kitchen towel
  • 400g can chickpeas, well drained and dried in kitchen towel
  • ½ red onion, very finely chopped
  • 4 ripe vine tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 tbsp fresh coriander
  • Salt and pepper

For the pancakes:

  • 200g Nestlé® GoFree™ Rice Pops
  • 1 level tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 284ml carton buttermilk
  • 2 tsp fresh red chilli, finely chopped
  • About 300ml skimmed milk


  1. Make the topping: heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the corn and chickpeas and sauté over a high heat to take a little colour, then add the onion and soften for 1 minute. Tip into a bowl, add the chopped tomatoes and coriander, and season well with salt and pepper
  2. Make the pancakes: place 150g of the Nestlé® GoFree™ Rice Pops into a food processor and blitz on a high speed for 1 minute. Tip into a bowl and add the baking powder and salt and mix well. In a separate bowl place the egg, 2tbsp of the oil, the buttermilk and the fresh chilli and whisk well together.
  3. Gradually add the wet mix to the dry mix, adding enough milk so that you end up with a loose but thickish batter, with a dropping consistency. Just before cooking, add the last 50g of the Nestlé® GoFree™ Rice Pops
  4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan and then add a little of the remaining oil. Spoon in enough pancake mixture to cover the bottom of the pan (you want to be able to make 8 small pancakes in total).
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes, and then flip over; it should be light brown, and keep warm. Repeat to make another 7 pancakes, adding a little oil each time and keeping the made pancakes warm
  6. When ready to serve, divide the pancakes between 4 warmed plates. Top with the corn mixture, and serve

Tip: If you fancy something a little bit extra, serve these with a spoonful of thick Greek yogurt!

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