Vegan Rice Balls

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Contributed by: Honest to Goodness Community

Serves: Makes 6 large balls

Time: 1 hour

These tasty and easy to prepare rice balls are packed full of nutrient dense foods. They can be served warm with steamed vegetables or cold with a salad.
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1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp organic coconut oil
1 cup grated carrot
1 cob of corn, kernels only
2 cups of pumpkin, cooked & roughly mashed
3 cups of cooked organic brown rice*
1/4 cup organic hulled sesame seeds
1/4 cup organic chia seeds
1/4 cup organic sunflower kernels
150g basic marinated tempeh, chopped finely
1 tsp organic dulse flakes
2 tbsp organic tamari soy sauce
1 cup of organic hulled sesame for rolling

*(This is the equivalent to approximately 1 cup of uncooked rice)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Precook the rice & pumpkin and set aside.
  3. Combine oil, garlic & onion in a saucepan & cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add carrot & corn & cook for a further 3-4 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Place chia, sunflower & sesame seeds in a blender & blend for about 1 minute.
  6. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl & mix through well.
  7. Knead the final mixture really well.
  8. Roll into balls a little smaller than a tennis ball.
  9. Roll in sesame seeds & bake in the oven for approximately 30- 40mins or until golden.
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
High Fibre
High Fibre
Nut Free
Nut Free
Wheat Free
Wheat Free
Cane Sugar Free
Cane Sugar Free

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