"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." — Mealtime.org
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For the dip:
2 (4 ounce) cans
mixed fruit in juice, half drained
canned tomato paste
apple cider vinegar
For the rice balls:
1 (8.25 ounce) can
mixed vegetables, no salt added, drained
egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups
cooked rice (white or brown), warm
Salt and ground pepper to taste
finely crushed crisp rice cereal
Spray oil for baking*
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 it a try. I also coated them with crushed corn flakes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Play Ball Rice Bites
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 45