Rice and Cheese Balls

Rice and Cheese Balls

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There are many interesting ways to make use of leftover rice including some types of rotis and dosas. But, this recipe tops the charts! Rice and Cheese Balls, made with cooked rice flavoured simply with green chillies and mustard powder and bound together with flour, gives rise to a temptingly crisp snack when deep-fried. What is more, the procedure is as simple as mix, shape, and fry. No dipping, no rolling, no sweat!

Rice and Cheese Balls recipe - How to make Rice and Cheese Balls

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 balls
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2 1/4 cups cooked rice
3 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
2 pinches baking soda
1/2 cup grated processed cheese
1/2 tsp mustard (rai / sarson) powder
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
tomato ketchup

  1. Mash the rice thoroughly in a deep bowl.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry a few balls at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  5. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values per ball
Energy58 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates9.2 g
Fiber0.4 g
Fat1.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A16 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0.8 mcg
Calcium27.8 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0.2 mg
Potassium2.9 mg
Zinc0.1 mg
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Rice and Cheese Balls
 on 26 May 16 12:21 PM

I don''t have mustard seeds powder is there any other variant? Also, Can I use corns here?
Tarla Dalal
26 May 16 04:30 PM
   Hi Anjali, You can omit it, no problem, they will yet taste very good. Happy Cooking !!
Rice and Cheese Balls
 on 23 May 16 05:32 PM

Tarla Dalal
24 May 16 09:35 AM
   Thanks Anjana. We are delighted you loved the Rice and Cheese Balls recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.