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Hi everyone!Today, I'm bringing you another Halloween recipe! Spooky Rice Balls, they are super easy to make and can be prepare the day before!!!
Makes 12-15 balls
1 cup white rice (short-grained or sushi rice are a better option, but it does work with long grain rice.)
1 cup tomato sauce
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tablespoon dry chopped onion
1 tablespoon chicken bullion
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 large Ziploc bag or plastic wrap
1 1/2 in. pieces green bell pepper (1 piece per ball)
1 in. pieces red bell pepper (1 piece per ball)
To fill the rice balls
3 slices bacon
1 sausage link
3 tablespoon minced onion
I recommend you cook the rice the day/night before.
Soak the rice in hot water for about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Saute the garlic in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for 3 minutes, or until the garlic becomes transparent. Add in the rice and season with the dry onion and the chicken bullion stir fry for about 3-4 minutes or until the rice becomes translucent.
Add in the tomato sauce, cook for about 2 minutes. Add in 1 1/2 cups of the chicken broth
and 1/2 of water stir together, cover with a lid and let it cook on low heat for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.
We want this rice to be really sticky, so feel free to add more liquid if needed!
---To make the filling---
In a small pan I cook the bacon and sausage for about 4 minutes or until slightly brown. Add 3 tablespoon of minced onion and season with a pinch of black pepper and crushed red pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes. Set aside to cool.
If you cooked the rice the day before, sprinkle it with 3 tablespoons of water and heat it in the microwave for about 40 seconds.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the rice on to the bag
spread it evenly, and top it with a about 2 teaspoons of
Wrap everything into a ball and that's how you make your rice balls!
Continue to repeat these steps until you are done with all the rice.
Top the ball with a 1 1/2 inch piece of green bell pepper
Use black olive to form the eyes, (any shape you like)
(the rice is super sticky so the olive should stick to it. If they don't stick, dip the olives in water or soy sauce, and that would do the trick.)
The mouth will be a small piece of red bell pepper and that's it!