Sides, Vegetarian

Cheesy Rice Balls

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Health Grill & Air Fryer AG301
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Cheesy Rice Balls


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk, Dairy, Eggs

Recipe tags


  • 200g cooked white rice
  • 30g grated parmesan
  • 50g shredded mozzarella
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • NADA Salt and pepper

For the coating

  • 1 egg and 2 tablespoon milk for egg wash
  • 100g dried breadcrumbs

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    In a large bowl combine rice, parmesan, mozzarella, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, parsley and egg. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.

  • Step 2

    Insert crisper basket in unit and close lid. Select AIR FRY, set temperature to 200°C and set time to 15 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 3

    While unit is preheating, divide rice “dough” into 8 equal parts and form balls.

  • Step 4

    In a bowl combine egg and milk. Whisk well to create egg wash. Place breadcrumbs in a different bowl to prepare for breading. First dunk rice balls in egg wash and then coat with breadcrumbs.

  • Step 5

    Once unit beeps to signify it has preheated, open lid and place all rice balls in the crisper basket. Close lid to begin cooking.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, remove rice balls from unit and serve immediately with tomato sauce and salad.