Baked Rice Balls

Ever over cook rice? Well I did and I am very glad I did. I got a new rice cooker and hit cook button twice instead of warm after it was cooked and it turned into mush. No problem.  Make delicious meatless rice balls baked, easy and delicious!

Baked Rice Balls

Well I made these with a exceptional grade olive oil and baked them and it gave me the WOW factor! These came out great, crispy and I always want to over cook my rice on purpose now, (only kidding!)

There is nothing worse than ruining part of your meal. It never feels good. I know that recipes are just a guideline. Sometimes you just have to improvise to fix things.

This is one of those oopsies! The rice was put on the new rice cooker twice. Easy to do, I don't read directions. Switch down, wait till it hits warm. Oh well, I cooked it twice and got mush!

I actually thought of my grandmother saying, food isn't cheap ( although rice is) we need to eat it anyway.

I remember her mixing rice and hamburger together and making fried rice balls. Since I have been on such an eating healthier kick, I thought let me try making these into rice balls without meat.

As I kept adding the ingredients, I needed flavor being rice is so bland so I thought flavored olive oil will be perfect.

Baked Rice Balls

While they are baking they smelled so good I could hardly wait to eat one!

I knew that my family would prefer them with meat but maybe next time I will add some cooked drained sausage or hamburger. If you try it let me know!

We also love to dip them in marinara sauce. You can make your own or buy some.

Either way these are a perfect appetizer, just make them smaller. I made larger ones, since these were a lunch treat!

Baked Rice Balls

I think grandma would be proud of me thinking of her and not wasting food as she would say. I think I would now go out of my way to have leftover rice just to make these!

Baked Rice Balls

Baked Rice Balls

Baked Meatless Rice Balls

Perfect for leftover rice!


2 cups over cooked rice mushy
1 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
1/2 cup Grating cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs to hold together
Italian seasoned breadcrumbs for rolling
salt, pepper, cayenne to taste
1 teaspoon garlic granulated
fresh garlic 1 clove
olive oil
1 cup marinara sauce for dipping

In a small fry pan saute the garlic in 3 tablespoons of oil till light brown, around 1 minute.
Mix the rice, parsley, egg, sauce, cheese, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne if using. Pour in the flavored garlic oil with the garlic to that mixture. Mold into meatballs and roll into Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Place on baking sheet lined with foil sprayed with oil. Drizzle tops lightly with a good grade olive oil. Bake in 400 degree preheated hot oven until browned and crispy on top around 35 minutes or how you like them.
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1 comment

  1. These rice balls look terrific! I could pop quite a few of these in my mouth in one sitting :)


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