Chicken Fried Rice Balls

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 55 min
  • serves 8

Forgo the buffet and serve up your Chinese buffet favourites right at home, like these chicken fried rice balls.

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Directions for: Chicken Fried Rice Balls


2 cups water

1 cup Calrose or sushi rice

2 Tbsp soy sauce, more for serving

3 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter

1 tsp sesame oil

½ cup fresh or frozen green peas

1 carrot, peeled and finely diced

1 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, finely diced

1 cup panko breadcrumbs


1. In a medium saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook, stirring twice, for 25 minutes. While still warm, stir in soy sauce, peanut butter and sesame oil, followed by peas, carrot and chicken. Stir until sticky.

2. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Add panko to a large plate.

3. Scoop 1/4 cup of rice mixture, roll into balls and crust in panko. Add to a large baking sheet. Repeat with remaining rice and panko.

4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until panko is crispy and rice is heated through. Serve warm with additional soy sauce for dipping.

Source and Credits

Recipe courtesy of Allison Day

See more: Appetizer, Chicken, Chinese, Chinese New Year, Great Canadian Cookbook, Legumes, Nuts, Party Favourites, Rice/Grain

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