Spaghetti and Spicy Rice Balls

Spaghetti and Spicy Rice Balls

Pan-fried rice and oat balls offer the perfect vegetarian twist on classic spaghetti and meatballs.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1
package (16 ounces) uncooked spaghetti
2
cups cooked white rice
1/2
cup quick-cooking oats
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
1/4
cup milk
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
egg, beaten
1/2
cup wheat germ
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
cups spaghetti sauce
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
  1. Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
  2. In large bowl, mix rice, oats, onion, bread crumbs, milk, basil, oregano, red pepper and egg. Shape into 12 balls. Roll balls in wheat germ.
  3. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook balls in oil about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown.
  4. Heat spaghetti sauce until hot. Serve sauce and rice balls over spaghetti. Sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Decrease the amount of ground red pepper for a milder version of this recipe.
Did You Know
These "meatballs" are rolled in a small amount of wheat germ to give them a golden brown color, bit of crunch and nutty flavor. Store wheat germ in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 565
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 470mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 107g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 6 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 3 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.