Mexican Rice Balls Video

At first glance it seems like just an ordinary sphere of brown rice. But take a closer look and you'll see tiny flecks of aromatic spices clinging to the wholesome grains. Intrigued, you pick up the rice ball and pull it apart to inhale the wonderful smell. As the steam clears you see the hidden treasure nestled inside_ melted cheddar cheese.

What is it about melted cheese that transforms almost any food into something irresistible? That ooey, gooey, tangy, salty bite of golden bliss that you'll find inside every one of these Mexican Rice Balls testifies as to why they are so addictive--and kid-friendly.

Every (and I mean every) time I make these I can be guaranteed there will be no leftovers. In fact the last time I made them Chloe burst into tears because she said Kenya got more rice balls than she did. Note to self for next time_ double the recipe .

This quick video will show you a few tricks on how to make these Mexican Rice Balls so you can quickly whip them up for a simple, yet exciting vegetarian side dish anytime.

comment on this post
Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

leave a comment

12 comments

  • April

    Will you just post the recipe? The video won't load.

    leave a comment

    • Catherine

      I always link to the written recipe in the video post! Here it is in case you missed it! http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2013/01/30/mexican-rice-balls/

      leave a comment

  • Momsolo

    looks yummy!

    leave a comment

  • Maria

    Love these! And I bet our little pea will love them too!

    leave a comment

  • Alexine

    I love that idea its kind of like healthy arancini rice bsll

    leave a comment

  • Carla Gluten Free Recipe Box

    How easy is that?! Thanks!

    leave a comment

  • Julie

    Yum, thanks! I can't wait to try. BTW, I love your countertops. I'm curious, what material is it?

    leave a comment

    • Catherine

      Marble! :)

      leave a comment

  • SarahMcCool1

    Cannot wait to try these!!

    leave a comment

  • Misty

    Sounds great

    leave a comment

  • Amy

    Oh wow my kids are going to love these. Should I add the spices to the rice at the very beginning or after the water has simmered out?

    leave a comment

    • Catherine McCord

      I add the spices at the beginning! Here is the written recipe: http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2013/01/30/mexican-rice-balls/

      leave a comment