Crispy Rice Balls

Crispy Rice Balls

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How can leftover rice and veggies be used to win your kids’ hearts? It might sound like a riddle to you, but it is possible as you will see from this recipe. Cooked rice and colourful vegetables are used to make a mildly spiced dough that is shaped into balls and deep-fried. This is a wonderful way to include veggies into your kids’ diet, and an intelligent alternative to store-bought fries, chips and cheese balls. The Crispy Rice Balls are really so crunchy outside and soft inside that your kids will love it!

Crispy Rice Balls recipe - How to make Crispy Rice Balls

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 20 balls
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1 cup cooked rice
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped spinach (palak)
1/2 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
1 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
tomato ketchup

  1. Combine all the ingredients and ¼ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix till the mixture binds well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry, a few balls at a time till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  4. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values per ball
Energy48 cal
Protein0.4 g
Carbohydrates5.4 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat2.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A113.2 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C0.5 mg
Folic Acid1.8 mcg
Calcium3.7 mg
Iron0.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium1.3 mg
Potassium8.8 mg
Zinc0.1 mg
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Crispy Rice Balls
 on 25 Jul 18 09:42 AM

Great.... Delicious snacks for my kids do not like carrot & onion....but they loved this snacks so much.....
Tarla Dalal
26 Jul 18 09:13 AM
   Hi Reeta, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Crispy Rice Balls
 on 20 Oct 10 02:40 PM

brilliant idea to use left overs...i make crispy rice balls to utilise the left-over rice. i do not like onions so i replaced it with grated cabbage. because of rice flour these rice balls really turn out crispy. first time when i made these balls they turned very oily may be because of soft batter (i did not measure the amount of water) so be very careful while adding water, add slowly as required and as mentioned.