Preheat oven to 350.
In a food processor, pulse 1 1 /2 cups of the dirty rice (Do not make a paste, the rice should just begin to resemble coarse bread crumbs).
Place pureed rice in a mixing bowl with the remaining rice, green onions, parsley, eggs and plain bread crumbs crumbs. Mix well.
Form into 1 1 /2-inch round patties approximately 3 /4-inch thick. Gently bread the cakes using the Italian bread crumbs.
In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat and brown cakes on both sides. Place browned cakes on a baking sheet.
Bake the cakes for 8-10 minutes.
Top warm rice cakes with crawfish mixture and heat for 5 more minutes.
Place on serving dish and top with a small dollop of red-pepper aioli.
Yield: 20 cakes
Crawfish Mardi Gras Mix
Heat olive oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers, garlic, salt, and creole seasoning and cook 4-5 minutes. Let cool. Combine cooled vegetables, crawfish, sour cream and parmesan cheese.