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Fried Rice Balls Recipe – Quick Meal with Tai Pei Asian Cuisine as Starter

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Try this Fried Rice Balls Recipe – it’s a quick meal for busy nights when you use Tai Pei Asian Cuisines as a Starter!

Fried Rice Balls Recipe - An easy & quick meal with this dinnertime hack

Fried Rice Balls 

We’re a little over a month away from Back to School time here in the Northwest, but I know many areas of the country are heading back to school here at the beginning of August. Whether you’re headed back in a month or just a week or two, it’s always a good time to think about those busy weeknights during the school year. I am always looking for ways to make meal prep as easy as possible, while still providing healthy & nutritious meals for my family. I can get into a rut with preparing the same meals week after week, so I’m always looking for new ideas.

One way that I love to save time is to look for shortcuts with recipes & I’ve found a great shortcut for one of our favorite cuisines for our family. We all love Chinese food in our family & one of our favorite things to do is order takeout chinese food; however, it can be very pricey, so we rarely order it. We have had a number of Chinese exchange students the last 2 years to stay with us, so we have really grown to love Asian food even more. So, I was excited to discover Tai Pei Asian entrees at our local grocery store.

Tai Pei Asian Entrees

Tai Pei Asian cuisine is made with clean ingredients and without any additives, preservatives, or artificial flavors & colors. The best part is that it has healthy, filling ingredients, but it can be prepared in your microwave in just minutes. Plus, the portion sizes are perfect whether you want to bring it to the office for lunch or send it with your child to school if they can heat items up for lunch. They are also great for those busy weeknights where you are rushing between sports or music practices to have a healthy, filling entree to eat on the run.  The prices are very reasonable, too. Want to know where to find Tai Pei Asian entrees – check out the Tai Pei website to find a store near you (I found a number of stores carried them near me).

Fried Rice Balls - a quick & easy meal for busy weeknights

 

 

What I love about these Tai Pei Asian cuisine entrees, is that they make a great shortcut & time-saver for a delicious recipe that our whole family loved – Fried Rice Balls! These Fried Rice Balls can work as a great main dish or use it as a side dish paired with another Tai Pei entree, such as Orange Chicken or Beef & Broccoli. They were so fast & easy to make as you’re using the Tai Pei Fried Rice which is already prepared from the Frozen section – you just need to heat it up & then use  that as your base for this recipe. There are several varieties to choose from such as Chicken Fried Rice, Shrimp Fried Rice & Combination Fried Rice. Then, you can make these delicious Fried Rice balls & serve with dipping sauce for a delicious & unique dinner idea for those busy nights where you need something healthy & fast!

Fried Rice Balls Recipe

Ingredients:

Fried Rice Ball Ingredients

1 container of Tai Pei Fried Rice (any variety)  – or use your own recipe for Fried Rice
2 eggs
1 cup panko bread crumbs
3 1/2 tbsp flour
1/4 cup fresh, chopped green onions
Oil for frying

Directions:

Tai Pei Chicken Fried Rice

Cook the Fried Rice as directed on the package in the microwave.

Empty the contents into a bowl

Add 1 egg, 3 tbsp flour & green onion and mix all of the ingredients together

 

Wet your hands & roll the rice mixture into 2″ balls.

Allow to chill in the fridge for 20 minutes

Remove from fridge.

Heat vegetable oil in skillet on the stove.

While oil is heating up, dip rice ball into 1/2 cup of flour in a small bowl.

In a 2nd bowl, dip the rice ball into an egg (beat the egg first) .

In a third bowl, roll the rice mixture into the panko bread crumbs.

Fried Rice Balls before cooking

Using a slotted spoon, place the rice balls into the heated oil on the skillet.

Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

Flip the ball to the other side, so that the entire rice ball is cooked & heat for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oil with a slotted spoon & place on paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

Fried Rice ball dipped in dipping sauce

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce (we like to use a sweet Thai chili sauce or sweet & sour sauce).

Printable Recipe for Fried Rice Balls:

Fried Rice rolls with dipping sauce

Here’s a printable version of the Fried Rice Balls recipe for you to print off to put in your recipe binder or notebook.

 

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Fried Rice Balls –

  • Author: Jen

Ingredients

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1 container of Tai Pei Fried Rice (any variety)
2 eggs
1 cup panko bread crumbs
3 1/2 tbsp flour
1/4 cup fresh, chopped green onions
Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Cook the Fried Rice as directed on the package in the microwave.
  2. Empty the contents into a bowl
  3. Add 1 egg, 3 tbsp flour & green onion and mix all of the ingredients together
  4. Wet your hands & roll the rice mixture into 2″ balls.
  5. Allow to chill in the fridge for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from fridge.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in skillet on the stove.
  8. While oil is heating up, dip rice ball into 1/2 cup of flour in a small bowl.
  9.  In a 2nd bowl, dip the rice ball into an egg (beat the egg first) .
  10. In a third bowl, roll the rice mixture into the panko bread crumbs.
  11. Using a slotted spoon, place the rice balls into the heated oil on the skillet.
  12. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Flip the ball to the other side, so that the entire rice ball is cooked & heat for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon & place on paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  15. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce (we like to use a sweet Thai chili sauce or sweet & sour sauce).

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