You are here: Home » Recipes » Play Ball Rice Bites Play Ball Rice Bites Recipe by Canned Food Alliance Yield 6 servings These cheesy-crispy-crunchy rice balls are packed with nutrient-rich canned vegetables and dipped in a fruit sauce with a savory kick. PrintEmail Ingredients For the dip:2 -- (4-ounce) cans mixed fruit in juice, half drained1/4 cup canned tomato paste1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegarFor the rice balls:1 -- (8.25-ounce) can mixed vegetables, no-salt added, drained1 large egg, lightly beaten1 -- garlic clove1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1 1/2 cups cooked rice (white or brown), warm1/2 cup shredded cheese1/4 teaspoon salt and ground pepper to taste3/4 cup finely crushed crisp rice cereal Instructions To make the dip: Purée the mixed fruit, tomato paste and vinegar in a blender or food processor; set aside. To make the rice balls: Purée the mixed vegetables, egg, garlic and Worcestershire sauce in a blender or food processor. Mix with rice, cheese, salt and pepper until completely combined. Preheat oven to 375F, or heat oil in a deep fryer to 375F. Scoop tablespoon-size balls of the rice mixture and gently form into balls, rolling them in the crushed rice cereal to coat. If baking: Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place balls on the sheet and spray with more oil. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes. If frying: Fry in the deep fryer in small batches until crisp and brown, about 1 minute per batch. Drain on paper towels.