"Prepare these cheesy-crispy-crunchy rice balls packed with nutrient-rich canned vegetables and dipped in a fruit sauce with a savory kick. The bites can be conveniently made ahead of time and served warm or at room temperature for the perfect snack or family treat."
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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To make the dip: Puree the mixed fruit, tomato paste and vinegar in a blender or food processor; set aside.
To make the rice balls: Puree the mixed vegetables, egg, garlic and Worcestershire sauce in a blender or food processor. Mix with rice, cheese, salt and pepper until completely combined. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, or heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F.
Scoop tablespoon-size balls of the rice mixture and gently form into balls, rolling them in the crushed rice cereal to coat.
If baking: line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil and spray with oil. Place balls on the sheet and spray with more oil. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes.
*If frying, fry in the deep fryer in small batches until crisp and brown, about 1 minute per batch. Drain on paper towels.