Tuna Bites

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"This is a great bite-sized appetizer to serve at parties, or to give to kids for lunch, or anytime. These can be served hot or cold, and they freeze well."
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1 h servings 163 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

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. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in onion, cover tightly, and cook until tender but not browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix tuna, milk, flour, parsley, sugar, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in rice, onion, and eggs. Mold the mixture into about 12 balls.
  4. Heat 1 quart oil in a large, heavy skillet or deep fryer. Fry the tuna balls in batches until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


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Recipie was quite soupy when I made it, but I added some extra tuna and some bread crumbs and it firmed right up. Recipie is a bit vague on the frying section. I used 350 degree oil and abou...

I had to triple the recipe to feed my bunch. They just loved them. Some dipped them in cheese sauce and some used cocktail sauce. Very good.

I never got to the end of the recipe as stated. I only added one egg and the mix was very wet almost soupy. No way this could be molded into balls. I did glop a few onto a griddle patty style ...

I just made these and they're so good! I made a few adjustments though: Instead of the 1/2 cup milk, I used a splash of almond milk. Apple cider vinegar (that's all I had) instead of white an...

This recipe is just ok. It is very bland. If their is a way to spice it up it may be good. I really liked the idea of adding more fish into my kids diet, but they would not eat them.

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