Tasty Herb & Spice Brown Rice Balls

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Tasty Herb and Spice Brown Rice Balls

Nutritive Information

Per Serving:

  • 240 calories,
  • 5 g total fat (1.5 g. saturated fat),
  • 41 g carbohydrate,
  • 7 g protein,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 150 mg sodium.


  • 2 cups Jasmine brown rice
  • 3 garlic cloves, roasted and minced*
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 cup regular or gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika


  • Cook rice per package instructions.
  • To roast garlic, place unpeeled heads of garlic in a tin foil bundle, drizzle with ½ teaspoon oil and wrap tightly. Roast in 350-degree oven for 30-40 minutes, or until soft when pressed. (Note: if you’re tight on time, mince the garlic and sauté with parsley and olive oil over medium heat.)
  • In large bowl, mix cooked brown rice, egg and Parmesan cheese.
  • Add parsley, salt, pepper, onion powder, and cumin. Roll mixture into small balls.
  • Mix breadcrumbs and smoked paprika in another bowl.
  • Roll the rice balls in the breadcrumbs mixture to coat.
  • Heat remaining oil in a skillet over medium-low heat and cook the rice balls, turning to brown them on all the sides, about 15-20 minutes.
  • * Tip: you can roast the garlic earlier in the week when you are already using the oven.


8 Servings.

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