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Swiss Chard and Rice Balls Recipe

What You'll Need


¾ cup onion, finely diced

3 cup cooked brown rice

1 cup Swiss chard, cooked, squeezed of liquid, chopped

½ cup chickpea flour

⅔ cup water

1 Tbsp dried Italian herbs

black pepper to taste

4 Tbsp chili/garlic sauce


How to Make It


1 Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.

2 Thoroughly mix all ingredients.

3 Line a baking dish or sheet with parchment paper or non-stick aluminum foil.

4 Scoop ⅓ cup of rice ball mixture into the palm of your hand, cup with your other hand, roll/shape into a ball, squeezing the mixture gradually to make it stick.

5 Place ball onto baking dish or sheet.

6 Repeat making the balls with the remaining mixture.

7 Bake for 30 minutes, then carefully flip over each ball, and bake for another 15 minutes.

8 Let cool and serve with favorite plant-based tomato-veggie, white, mushroom, or brown sauce

Cooking Tips

You can use regular flour and other grains (millet, quinoa etc.).

If your first ball won’t hold together as you shape it, add a bit more of your binding flour and mix again.

Swiss Chard and Rice Balls

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