Play Ball Rice Bites

Play Ball Rice Bites

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"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."
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25 m servings 180 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 219 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. To make the dip: Puree the mixed fruit, tomato paste and vinegar in a blender or food processor; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Scoop tablespoon-size balls of the rice mixture and gently form into balls, rolling them in the crushed rice cereal to coat.
  4. 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.


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These turned out quite well. I used brown rice and forgot the cheese. I used corn flakes to cover the rice balls.

I thought these were ok and my mom liked them but my 8-year-old wouldn't eat more than two bites. The flavors are very interesting so if you like different foods with new flavors, I'd say give i...

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