Mustard Rice Balls

Mustard Rice Balls
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Mustard rice balls

Mustard rice balls are a delightful and flavorful twist on traditional rice balls, incorporating the tangy and slightly spicy notes of mustard. This recipe is perfect for a quick snack, appetizer, or even a side dish. Adjusted to serve 4 people, these rice balls are easy to make and sure to be a hit!


  • 2 cups cooked rice (preferably short-grain rice)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked rice, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, soy sauce, sesame oil, green onion, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Shape the rice mixture into small balls, about the size of a golf ball. You should get approximately 12-16 rice balls.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine the panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. Dip each rice ball into the beaten egg, then roll in the panko-Parmesan mixture until fully coated.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the rice balls in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the skillet.
  6. Fry the rice balls for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove the rice balls from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve the mustard rice balls warm, with additional mustard or dipping sauce of your choice on the side.

These mustard rice balls are a unique and tasty treat that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The combination of mustards adds a depth of flavor that pairs perfectly with the crispy exterior. Serve them at your next gathering or enjoy them as a simple, yet satisfying snack. Enjoy!

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