I'm sure all of you have seen this book,
Many of the recipes require a few more hours in the kitchen
to prepare the foods,
but it is worth it...
but these Rice Balls were a HUGE hit with Simon!
I had to share her recipe
(that I modified for Simon's sake).
1/2cup brown rice
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 lb. chicken
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup (your choice of steamed veggie)...I used cauliflower
1/4 shredded chedder cheese
1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
1 large egg
1/2 cup spinach or broccoli puree
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
HERE'S HOW I MADE THEM:
Blended cubed, cooked, chicken
and steamed veggie in "Magic Bullet"
(or blender of your choice).
Combined puree with brown rice and seasoning.
I didn't add the dairy because Simon has
food allergies. But they still turned out super yummy!
I stirred ingredients together and
formed balls. Dip the balls in a bowl
with the beaten egg.
Place in pan over medium heat
with olive oil at the bottom.
Let brown on one side,
then flip. Cook thoroughly...
maybe takes 5-7 minutes.
The Rice Balls should be warm, browned,
and crisp on both sides.
Simon devoured them!
Sometimes I have to spend a couple hours in the kitchen preparing
healthy, yummy foods in bulk.
It takes up a lot of time,
but it is worth it!
You can always freeze the left overs
and use them for another day
when you just don't have a thing to eat
in the house!