Don’t these Asian pork and veggie rice balls look fantastic from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge?
These Asian inspired rice balls are a great savoury snack that can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to two months.
Just grab 2-3 balls per person and reheat when you want a quick and delicious protein filled snack.
- 1/2 cup basmati rice, uncooked (80 grams)
- 1 spring onion, thinly sliced (15 grams)
- 1 stalk celery, finely diced (40 grams)
- 1 medium carrot, grated (70 grams)
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten (25 grams)
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds, black or white (16 grams)
- 2 tsp tamari (gluten free soy sauce) (10 ml)
- 150 grams lean pork mince
- cooking oil spray
- Cook rice as per packet instructions and allow to cool. Preheat oven to 180C / gas mark 4, and line a tray with baking paper.
- Combine the cooled rice with all other ingredients, excluding the cooking oil spray, and mix together well with your hands.
- Shape the mixture into 8-12 balls and place the prepared baking tray.
- Lightly spray the balls with cooking oil spray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- Serve 2-3 balls per person. Leftover balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days and reheated (or enjoyed cold) or freeze for up to 2 months.
Recipe serves 4 at 171 calories per serve