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Beef-Stuffed Rice Balls

Beef-Stuffed Rice Balls recipe
photo by:kraft
Lean ground beef and onions are skillet-cooked with tomato sauce and peas and stuffed into rice balls in this family-pleasing baked dish.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 10 min
servings
total:
12 servings

What You Need

1
can  (14-1/2 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4
cup  water
1
cup  medium-grain white rice, uncooked
1/4
lb.  lean ground beef
1/4
cup  finely chopped onions
1/4
cup  tomato sauce
1/4
cup  frozen peas
1/4
cup  butter, cut up
2
 eggs, divided
1
pkg.  (6 oz.) FRESH TAKE Italian Parmesan Recipe Cheese Breadcrumb Mix, divided

Make It

HEAT oven to 350°F.

BRING broth and water to boil in large saucepan. Stir in rice; cover. Simmer on low heat 20 min. or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

MEANWHILE, brown meat with onions in large skillet; drain. Return to skillet. Stir in tomato sauce and peas; simmer 5 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

REMOVE rice from heat. Add butter; stir until melted. Add 1 egg and Cheese from FRESH TAKE package; mix just until blended. Divide into 12 portions. Remove about 2/3 of 1 portion; shape into ball. Make indentation in center of ball; fill with 1 heaping Tbsp. meat mixture. Cover with remaining 1/3 portion rice mixture; roll into ball. Repeat to make 12 balls.

BEAT remaining egg in small bowl. Empty Breadcrumbs from FRESH TAKE package into separate small bowl. Dip rice balls in egg, then roll in crumbs until evenly coated. Place on parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet.

BAKE 35 min. or until done (160ºF).

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Substitute Italian sausage for the ground beef.
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