Friday, August 13, 2010

Veggie Rice Balls

So, in the style of Jessica Seinfeld, these fried rice balls are veggie packed.  I made them last night in an attempt to persuade the nugget to eat some veggies.  However, I also wanted them to be parent-friendly as well.  


Mix Together
2 cups cooked leftover, white rice
1/4 c whole milk (I used 1/2 c, but ended up adding more bread crumbs to absorb liquid)
1/2 c shredded cheddar
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot, celery, with 2 cloves garlic (I used a food processor)
1/3 c sweet potato puree (or baby food)
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste

Roll In
1/2 c bread crumbs, crushed crackers, etc.

Fry In
2 Tbsp Canola Oil

They were actually quite tasty, even though I was really winging it.  Mild enough for toddler taste buds, but flavorful enough for parents. 

Are you hungry now?  What secrets do you have to get your kiddos to eat their veggies?

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homeage said...

They look delicious! I wonder if Princess would eat them? Plain rice seems to be on the menu, but risotto and fried rice is definitely off.

I am going to have to get her and ask :)

Natasha said...

I think these look absolutely delicious! Great idea.

Best wishes,

Charmaine said...

I'm going to have to try these - thanks for sharing. said...

ooooohhhh!!!! These look really yummy!

We have a hard time eating veggies at our house too so I might have to give these a try.

Thanks for linking up at

alicia said...

Yummy. They remind me a bit of those hush puppies. Well, a little. Maybe healthier. Thanks for the idea. I'm gonna have to try it. So glad you linked up to my tasty tuesdays!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

YUM! This looks delish, Katie! I have the world's pickiest husband -- so these would be perfect! :)

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