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Yield: Makes 35 to 40 balls.


    • 1½ cups warm, cooked rice
    • 1 6- to 7-ounce can water packed tuna, drained and flaked
    • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Cheddar cheese
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons minced chives
    • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickle
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 3 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 to 1½ cups fine dry breadcrumbs
    • 1 tablespoon paprika (optional)


Combine rice, tuna, cheese, eggs, chives, pickles, juice, pepper sauce and salt.

Form into 1-inch balls.

Roll in breadcrumbs mixed with paprika.

Place on foil-lined baking sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

    Calories 36   
    Total Fat 1g 
    Cholesterol 17mg 
    Sodium 112mg 
    Total Carbohydrate 4g 
    Protein 3g

USA Rice Federation

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