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    Spinach Balls

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

    Gingernut's Note:

    This recipe came from a brochure about toddler nutrition from the Tasmanian health department. The brochure is given to Australian mums as their kids embark upon the "picky eater" stage.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    balls

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook onions in little oil over moderate heat until transparent.
    2. 2
      Add rice, stir over heat for 10 seconds.
    3. 3
      Add 1 cup of stock and stir.
    4. 4
      Add tomato paste, garlic and stir through.
    5. 5
      Simmer until liquid is almost absorbed.
    6. 6
      Add next cup of stock and repeat process.
    7. 7
      When final cup of stock is almost absorbed add spinach and stir through.
    8. 8
      Simmer covered until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked (a little extra water may be required depending upon rice texture).
    9. 9
      Finally add cheese and mix through.
    10. 10
      Refrigerate until cold.
    11. 11
      Roll into balls and coat with bread crumbs.
    12. 12
      At this stage they may be frozen. Freeze well for up to 1 month.
    13. 13
      To serve, bake in oven, or lightly pan fry until heated through and golden brown.
    14. 14
      Serve with homemade or store bought tzatziki (yoghurt dip).

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    Nutritional Facts for Spinach Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (384 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 428.5
     
    Calories from Fat 75
    17%
    Total Fat 8.3 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 11.0 mg
    3%
    Sodium 445.4 mg
    18%
    Total Carbohydrate 73.4 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    18%
    Sugars 4.8 g
    19%
    Protein 14.2 g
    28%

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