These Cheesy Mexican Rice Bites are just perfect for when you’re craving a savory snack. Ready in 20 minutes, don’t be surprised if you feel like making a second batch afterwards.
If you’re craving a savory snack, then these Cheesy Mexican Rice Bites made with Minute® Jalapeño Rice Cups are a winner. Ready in
Preheat air fryer to 375°F. Heat rice according to package directions.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice, diced onions, cumin, and Mexican cheese blend. Mix well.
Add the beaten egg to the rice mixture and stir until it is fully combined.
Take about 2 tablespoons of the rice mixture and shape into a ball using your hands. Repeat this process until all the mixture is used.
Roll each rice ball in the breadcrumbs, ensuring they are fully coated.
Lightly coat air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
Once the air fryer is preheated, place the rice bites in a single layer in the basket, leaving space between each one for even cooking. It may take a few batches to cook them all. Spray the tops of each ball with cooking spray to help with browning.
Cook for 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, flipping halfway through for even browning.
Allow to cool slightly and serve.
Salsa or sour cream can be used for dipping.