Village Harvest Red Rice & Cheese Balls

Sherri Williams

By
@logansw

I've had rice balls before, but not like these I just created. The red rice is so nutty and delicious. I hope that you will give these a try. You will be pleasantly surprised how gosh darn good they are. For a healthier version, simply spray cheese balls with olive oil spray and bake at 350F until golden brown. They are YUMMY! Cooking with Love & Passion. sw:)

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Serves:

4-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

1 c
village harvest red rice
2 c
chicken stock
1 Tbsp
feiny's eveything rub-or seasoning of choice
2 medium
egg, whisked
6 oz
whipped cream cheese
1/3 c
italian blend cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp
fresh chives. chopped
4
fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 oz
herb havarti cut into 8 cubes

DREDGE

1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 large
egg, whisked with a little water-egg wash
1 c
panko bread crumbs
2 Tbsp
feiny's eveything rub-or seasoning of choice
salt to taste
**feiny's rubs are no sodium or low sodium, if using another seasoning, adjust salt to taste**

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook rice with stock and seasoning according to package. Allow to cool to room temperature
2
Combine egg, cream & shredded cheeses, chives and basil together in a mixing bowl. Transfer rice to bowl and mix thoroughly.
3
With wet hands, take a tablespoon of rice mixture, place a cube of havarti in the middle and then top with another tablespoon of rice.
4
Shape rice mixture into "8" balls and roll in flour followed by egg wash and breadcrumbs. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes
5
Preheat deep fryer to 340 F. Fry rice balls for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. You may have to fry in batches. Drain on paper towels and serve with your favorite sauce. I served these with Fire Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. These would be great with marinara, sweet thai chili sauce or whatever your favorite sauce is.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #cheese, #Yummy, #balls, #starter