Spinach Rice Balls

Although spinach balls are usually a great idea, why not try this recipe for gluten-free spinach balls instead? If you are managing your gluten intake or have friends and family who are gluten-free, these are a terrific alternative. They’re also devoid of eggs.

Spinach & Rice Balls

The proverb “a watched pot never boils” is well-known. That sensation is common while waiting for rice to complete cooking on the stove or in a steamer (my daughter will sit there for the last five to seven minutes, haha!).

For this dish, any kind of rice will do, although Thai or Jasmine sticky rice is the finest. usually a Thai or Japanese kind.

Reasons to Enjoy These Spinach Balls

  • This dish for Cheesy Spinach Balls comes together really quickly. particularly if you use leftover or microwaveable rice.
  • The kinds of cheese used, the amount of cheese used, and the amount of spinach used may all be changed to suit your preferences.
  • For the kids, they make a fantastic snack or lunch!
  • These are a fantastic Christmas appetizer, especially for people who have to avoid gluten.
  • Assemble in advance, then bake or fry when ready.

Ingredients for Spinach Rice Balls: What You’ll Need

  • Rice
  • Spinach 
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • S&P
  • Olive or avocado oil

How To Make This Spinach Rice Balls Recipe

  • While your rice (if using microwave or instant rice) cooks for two minutes in the microwave, squeeze dry the spinach.
  • Combine the rice and spinach in a bowl, toss in the cheese (which will melt somewhat due to the heat from the rice), season with salt and pepper, and shape into balls.
  • After that, just cook them in a small amount of oil till browned, then eat! They taste very good!
Spinach & Rice Balls

The kids like these gluten-free spinach and rice balls, and they’re quite simple to make! Why not use them to prepare this dish instead? It’s so simple to let them take the lead!

Children learn so much when they cook, or at least assist, regardless of age. Math, science, project management, planning, and a ton of other subjects. They will at least test what they help cook, and they are talkative in the kitchen! Overall victory!

Simple to produce Because many people cannot or choose not to consume gluten, gluten-free spinach and rice balls are a great dish to provide at a game day or party.

Spinach & Rice Balls

These gluten-free spinach and rice balls just require a few simple ingredients to prepare. Feel free to adjust the amount of cheese, seasonings, or spinach in this recipe. Simple, healthful, and tasty! Tell me what you think, please!

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(Gluten Free) Spinach & Rice Balls

Rice and spinach cheese combine to make gluten-free spinach balls that make a perfect, kid-friendly snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 10 package Veetee Rice or other rice of your choice
  • ½ cup defrosted chopped spinach squeezed dry or more to taste
  • Heaping ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Heaping ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese
  • Kosher salt & black pepper
  • 1-2 TBS grapeseed or olive oil


  • Follow the directions on the package to cook your rice.
  • Mix the rice, spinach, cheeses, and spices together in a bowl.
  • While mixture is still warm, roll into balls.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick skillet and cook Spinach and Rice Balls for a few minutes, until edges are a touch toasted and balls are heated through.
  • Present and savor!


These may be prepared in advance, covered firmly, and fried as needed.
Keyword Gluten Free, Spinach & Rice Balls

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