How To Make Mexican Rice Balls
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My Kids Endless Favorite: How To Make Mexican Rice Balls



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.

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  1. amy

    August 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    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?

  2. misty

    September 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Sounds great

  3. SarahMcCool1

    July 25, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Cannot wait to try these!!

  4. Julie

    July 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm

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

    • catherine

      July 2, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Marble! :)

  5. Carla @ Gluten Free Recipe Box

    June 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    How easy is that?! Thanks!

  6. Alexine

    June 5, 2013 at 6:07 pm

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

  7. Maria

    June 5, 2013 at 8:02 am

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

  8. momsolo

    June 4, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    looks yummy!

  9. April

    June 4, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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