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Play Ball Rice Bites


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Serves 6 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 10

Ingredients

For the dip:
2 cans (4 ounces each) mixed fruit in juice, half drained
1/4 cup canned tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

For the rice balls:
1 can (8.25 ounces) no-salt added mixed vegetables, drained
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups cooked rice (white or brown), warm
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Salt and ground pepper to taste
3/4 cup finely crushed crisp rice cereal
Non-stick spray oil for baking, or vegetable oil for frying


To make the dip: Purée the mixed fruit, tomato paste and vinegar in a blender or food processor; set aside.



To make the rice balls: Purée the mixed vegetables, egg, garlic and Worcestershire sauce in a blender or food processor. Mix with rice, cheese, salt and pepper until completely combined.



Preheat oven to 375°F, or heat oil in a deep fryer to 375°F.



Scoop tablespoon-size balls of the rice mixture and gently form into balls, rolling them in the crushed rice cereal to coat.



If baking: line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil and coat with spray oil. Place balls on the sheet and spray with more oil. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes.



If frying: fry in the deep fryer in small batches until crisp and brown, about 1 minute per batch. Drain on paper towels.



Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 170; Total fat 4.5g; Saturated fat 2.5g; Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 230mg; Total carbohydrate 27g; Fiber 2g; Protein 6g; Vitamin A 100%DV*; Vitamin C 20%DV; Calcium 10%DV; Iron 20%DV



*Daily Value


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Notes

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 family snack or finger-food side dish.

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