Slimming Eats | Savoury Rice Balls

Our family health kick began last year and we did so well. But we have noticed that we are slowly getting back into our old ways. So this week we have been trying to make better choices. We've ditched the bread, we've ditched the fizz and loaded our fridge with lots of fruit and vegetables. Yesterday we made a tasty discovery, these slimming eats savoury rice balls. My daughter absolutely loves rice, actually we all do so we thought that we would be a little creative and make these rice balls to go with our Thai chicken and salad. It was the perfect combination. What a discovery, they are so easy to make, super tasty and so good for you. Around 27 calories per rice ball so you can't really go wrong.

You will need:
A packet of golden vegetable savoury rice
1 baking potato, grated,
100 ml vegetable stock 
2 spring onions, chopped
Salt & Pepper
Barbeque seasoning
Calorie Spray

Honestly, I cannot tell you how easy these are to put together. With this batch of prepared packet rice and one baking potato I made 12 medium sized balls and four mini ones, for smaller mouths. Follow these simple steps to make the scrumptious savoury rice balls.
1.  Line a baking tray with good parchment and preheat the oven 180°/Gas Mark 4. Boil the kettle and make up the vegetable stock. Then prepare the golden vegetable savoury rice as directed on the packet
2. Peel and chop the baking potato into four, then add the potato to the stock and cook for 10 minutes. You want to potato to be softened and not cooked thoroughly, as it makes it easier when it comes to grating.
3. Drain the potato and allow to cool before grating into a bowl. Add the chopped spring onions, salt, pepper and barbeque seasonings.
4. Then add the rice to the other ingredients and mix until combined. Then roll into 12 balls and place on the baking parchment and spray with low calorie spray.
5. Pop the rice balls into the oven and cook for 12-15minutes or until golden brown. Serve with diced chicken and salad. 

* You could try use smash if you want a quicker option instead of cooking and grating them. For a naughtier option you could add some grated cheese or sweet chilli sauce.


  1. Oh what a good idea! Never thought to do anything like that!

  2. They sound like a really nice idea, and something a little different too. Thanks for sharing.