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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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Original recipe makes 12 appetizer balls Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  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.
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Footnotes

  • 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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Reviews More Reviews

Sep 10, 2004

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 about golf sized balls.

 
Mar 11, 2003

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.

 

8 Ratings

Aug 25, 2003

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 and they firmed up but basically tasted like rice with too much pepper. Maybe it would have been ok dropped in oil by the spoonful but I didn't think it was worth the time or calories that would have added.

 
May 11, 2012

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 and no onions (didn't have them on hand). I wanted to make it a little more Asian, so I added a sprinkle of ginger and some toasted sesame seeds to the mixture. Also added a little sesame oil to the canola oil I fried them in. I ate them dipped in soya sauce. so yum!

 
Feb 21, 2012

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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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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