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Rice and Cheese Puffs

Brown and White Rice for Rice and Cheese Puffs

Treat your special guests to a healthy appetizer with these unique Rice and Cheese Puffs flavored with poultry seasoning and Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

2 egg whites
1 cup cooked white or brown rice
1/8 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
Nonstick spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Beat egg whites; stir in rice, poultry seasoning and cheese. Refrigerate at least an hour.

Shape rice mixture into 15 balls, about 1 inch each. Roll in dry bread crumbs. Place on prepared baking sheet and coat each ball completely with nonstick spray.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until puffs are golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 5 servings.
Serving size: 3 puffs
Calories: 139; Total Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 261mg; Carbohydrates: 16g Protein: 7g; Fiber: 1g

Nutrition Nibbles

Part of the push to replace processed foods with whole grains means eating more brown rice instead of white. Brown rice has more nutrient value than white rice, so you may wish to opt to use the brown. Another alternative is to use half brown and half white.

Did You Know?

Brown rice is a 100 percent whole grain food.

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