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Vegan Rice Balls with Corn and Cilantro Pesto
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Vegan Rice Balls with Corn and Cilantro Pesto

Vegan Rice Balls are laced with cilantro pesto and fresh corn and then rolled in a sesame and chia seed mixture. A fun way to enjoy this healthy side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 257kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice cooked and refrigerated overnight or at least two hours
  • ½ cup corn kernels
  • ¼ cup cilantro pesto
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 Tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, except for the sesame and chia seeds,
  • Mix sesame and chia seeds together in a shallow dish.
  • Shape about 1 Tablespoon of rice mixture into a ball.
  • To tightly compact the rice ball, place it in the center of a piece of plastic wrap, and then twist to tighten. (See picture in the post)
  • Roll rice ball in seed mixture.
  • Keep rice balls refrigerated until ready to serve.

Notes

Compacted rice balls will still be quite delicate. Add a few drops of water or additional pesto if the rice mixture does not seem sticky enough.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1.7mg