Mexican Rice Balls - Leftover Rice Recipe

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Mexican Rice Balls -  Leftover Rice
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  1. Mix chilled rice, eggs, and peas together.
  2. Roll into balls about the size of a tangerine and place one cube of cheese into the rice ball. Reform balls firmly to hold shape.
  3. Place flour, egg and breadcrumbs into 3 separate bowls.
  4. Dip each ball in flour, shaking off excess and reform if needed. Dip in egg, letting excess drip off, then dredge in bread crumbs, reforming and transfer to a sheet of wax paper. Repeat with remaining balls.
  5. Meanwhile heat 2 inches of oil in a 4- to 5-quart heavy pot until thermometer registers 350-360 degrees F. Working in batches of 4-6 balls, lower rice balls into oil with a slotted spoon and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Transfer with slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Return oil to 350-360°F between batches.
  6. Serve with a tomato sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 95.7 Kcal (401 kJ)
Calories from fat 13.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.45g 2%
Cholesterol 56.49mg 19%
Sodium 131.95mg 5%
Potassium 93.2mg 2%
Total Carbs 12.06g 4%
Sugars 0.86g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.52g 6%
Protein 8.68g 17%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 146.8mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 113.79 Kcal (476 kJ)
Calories from fat 15.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.72g 2%
Cholesterol 67.16mg 19%
Sodium 156.88mg 5%
Potassium 110.81mg 2%
Total Carbs 14.34g 4%
Sugars 1.03g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 6%
Protein 10.32g 17%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1%
Iron 1.1mg 5%
Calcium 174.5mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.7
  • 2

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free

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