Have you ever had leftover rice and wondered what to do with it? After my daughter’s birthday party I had LOTS of it! We all got bored of eating just a plain white rice all the time so I started looking for ideas what can I make with it. I asked my fellow bloggers and FB fans for their suggestions.
I received a lot of great feedback. Some of the ideas included chicken or vegetable fried rice (by My Simple Kitchen), rice pudding, chicken and rice soup, rice with Asian style vegetables (by A Crazy Chef) and many other great recipes. One recipe that intrigued me the most was RICE PAKODAS suggested by Paru’s Kitchen. Make sure to visit the blog for the recipe.
I decided to make rice balls. I stuffed them with peas, carrots, chicken, cheddar cheese and some herbs. After couple of tries they came out perfect! I have to admit they didn’t come out like that in the first try. In the first batch I added too many peas and they were burning and balls falling apart. After couple of adjustments I got it right though.
They came out crunchy on the outside and soft inside. They remind me a little bit of falafel but are made out of rice instead of chickpeas.
This recipe is another great way to sneak in some vegetables into your kids diet 🙂 That’s why I want to link it to the Family Foodies challenge. Sponsored by Eat Your Veg and Bangers & Mash . For more info click the picture below: