Baked Olive Bites with Brown Rice
1 hr 30 mins
Makes 36 olive bites, 12 servings of 3 olive bites
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese, or a mix of Italian cheeses
1 cup each green olives with pimentos and black olives, rinsed and drained, finely chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red chili flakes (optional)
2-3 ounces Lundberg Sea Salt Rice Chips, crushed into small crumbs
Tip: Place Rice Chips in a plastic baggie and use a rolling pin to crush.
In a medium saucepan bring Lundberg Long Grain Brown Rice and 2 cups and 2 Tbsp. of water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover with a tight fitting lid. Cook for 40 minutes. Remove from heat, let steam for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
Put warm, cooked rice and grated cheese into a mixer bowl. Mix on high speed until well blended and sticky. Add olives, parsley, and crushed red chili flakes, and mix in on low speed.
To form Olive Bites: scoop approximately 1 tablespoon of rice/cheese/olive mixture into the palm of your hand and squeeze and roll into a ball. Roll the rice ball in Rice Chip crumbs, evenly coating and pressing crumbs into the rice ball. Place the Olive Bites on the cookie sheet and bake 15-17 minutes, or until heated through. Serve warm.Download Printable Version
Serving Size: 3 olive bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Total Carbohydrates 18g