Village Harvest Red Rice & Cheese Balls

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Sherri Williams

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@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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Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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**

How to Make Village Harvest Red Rice & Cheese Balls

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.

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