Soooo, I used leftover Dirty Cauliflower Rice to make these delicious Cauliflower Rice Balls! They are similar to Boudin Balls (which I am currently researching and will bring to my YouTube channel soon). These are tasty and fun to eat!
In the video I cook these two different different ways one in the airfryer, and the other is deep fried in peanut oil. Both are delicious the airfryer is obviously the healthier option, and the deep fried makes them crispier. As far as taste, I personally enjoy the deep fried version because of the crispier texture.
For the Cauliflower Dirty Rice recipe click here.
- leftover dirty cauliflower rice (see video 4.22.20 for recipe)
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 - 3 eggs (depends on how much leftover rice you have)
- 1 tbsp. milk
- 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. pepper
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- cooking oil (I used peanut) for deep frying
- cooking spray (I used avocado spray)
Shape your leftover cauliflower rice balls into 1 1/2 inch balls and let set in the freezer for approx. 15 min.
For your coating in a small shallow bowl, combine the almond flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and 1 tsp. pepper, mix well. In another small shallow bowl combine the eggs, and salt & pepper to taste mix well.
Remove the rice balls from the freezer, roll (one at a time) into wet egg mixture first and then coat with almond flour mixture. Continue until all rice balls are covered.
Air Fryer Method
Place rice balls in air fryer and set at 400 degrees. Allow them to cook for 15 minutes (cooking times may vary depending on type of air fryer), check every 5 minutes for doneness.
Rice balls should be golden brown when done.
Deep Fryer Method
Place rice balls in deep fryer and set at 400 degrees. Allow them to cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown w/ a crispy coating.
Serve Warm or at room temperature. Store leftovers in the fridge.