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Leftover Fried Rice Balls

serving time6 rice balls


  • For the balls:

  • 1 cup leftover fried rice

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons rice flour

  • 1/2 cup leftover orange chicken

  • For the dredge:

  • 1 cup rice flour

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds

  • Vegetable oil, for frying

  • For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • Green onion

  • To garnish:

  • Green onions

  • Black sesame seeds


  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat a few inches of oil to 375 degrees.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for the rice balls except for the orange chicken. Form a small ball with some of the rice and place a piece of chicken inside.

  3. Place rice flour, eggs and sesame seeds in 3 separate shallow plates. Roll rice ball in flour, then eggs, followed by the raw sesame seeds. Carefully drop rice balls into preheated oil, and fry for 3 to 5 minutes. Allow balls to cool slightly on a paper towel-lined plate.

  4. In a small bowl, mix together all sauce ingredients. Serve rice balls with dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Leftover Fried Rice Balls




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