Easy Rice Balls

Who likes rice balls? Better yet, have you ever tried making them? I have this endlessly long list of food I would like to try and these rice balls are not missing on the list. Don’t you think these would be awesome at a party? Although everyone has their own way of making rice balls, I think what matters in the end is the ability to retain flavor  and still be a crowd pleaser especially if you are making them for parties. I did achieve the desired flavor, so that is a win for me. You will be surprised at how easy they are to make.

What you will need

3 C. Rice, boiled

3 Medium Irish potatoes, boiled

1 Tbsp. Water

2 Eggs

1 C. Baking flour

1 Green pepper, finely chopped

1 Onion, finely chopped

½ C. Green onions, finely chopped

1 Tsp. Ground ginger

2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped


Chilli flakes (optional)

Oil for frying


In a bowl, loosen the rice using a fork. In the rice bowl, add the green pepper, onions, ground ginger and garlic and mix together. Set aside. Mash boiled potatoes and add the tablespoon of water.  Add the mashed potatoes in the rice mix. The mashed potatoes act as a binder. Mix in the salt and chilli flakes. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs together while adding a pinch of salt. Using your hands, form bite-sized balls and dip them in the egg mix one by one. Dip the egg coated ball in the cup of flour till they are fully covered. Fry the balls till golden brown. The result is a super crunchy exterior and a flavorful interior.


  1. I recommend short grained rice that is slightly sticky (don’t use long grain rice as it tends to be too loose and dry)
  2. You may add more or less water in the mashed potatoes.


I would like to know, what dip/sauce would you eat these rice balls with? Please share in the comments below.




19 thoughts on “Easy Rice Balls

  1. These look delicious. I know my kids will love these – we eat rice a lot and I’m always looking for a new way to make it. In terms of dips – maybe a sweet chilli or something mustardy? x


  2. I’ve never tried rice balls, but these sound amazing! Might try them with sweet potato mash, too. As for dip – sweet chilli, or hoi sin? I don’t know, I’d have to try them 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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      1. I didn’t even think recipe – to the point I don’t know if you mean the sauce (I’d just buy it… or, I might have to look for a recipe now!) or the mash (I find sweet potato nice enough just mashed plain!) 🙂

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    1. Hey there! Long grain rice is not ideal for rice balls. But you can try to mix everything substitute corn starch (4
      tablespoons and 3 of water. Add a pinch of salt and mix) for the egg. Hope this helps 🙂


  3. I made these tonight with a spicy lime soy sauce for dipping– it was perfect!

    1/2 cup soy sauce
    juice from 2 small limes
    1 tablespoon fresh ginger
    1 clove of minced garlic
    1 tablespoon of sugar
    a pinch of chili
    some green onions for flavor

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