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Coconut Rice Balls

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Coconut Rice Balls

Coconut Rice Balls - Pure exoticism in ball shape! Photo: Nadine Schmidt

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Health Score:
83 / 100
30 min.
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Nutritional values

Thanks to the dates, no extra sugar is needed for these delicious coconut-rice balls. Rice and rice flour provide plenty of energy in the form of carbohydrates. Natural rice also contains phosphorus, a mineral which ensures healthy teeth and is important for strong bones.

These balls are a perfect to-go snack! You can also work ground almonds into the filling for more protein.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie111 kcal(5 %)
Protein2 g(2 %)
Fat5 g(4 %)
Carbohydrates15 g(10 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage1 g(3 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.1 mg(1 %)
Vitamin K0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin1 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate5 μg(2 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin2.4 μg(5 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium90 mg(2 %)
Calcium7 mg(1 %)
Magnesium21 mg(7 %)
Iron0.9 mg(6 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.3 mg(4 %)
Saturated fatty acids4 g
Uric acid20 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Complete sugar2 g
Development of this recipe:


6 ozs Brown rice
1 pinch Turmeric
1 pinch Vanilla powder
3 pitted Date
10 ozs Coconut milk
7 ozs Rice flour
1 pinch salt
1 ½ ozs Shredded coconut
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Steamer basket, 1 Immersion blender

Preparation steps


Bring the rice with the turmeric, vanilla powder, pitted and chopped dates, and the coconut milk to the boil, cover, and cook over low heat for about 25 minutes. Leave to cool open, puree, add 5 teaspoon rice flour, and then form about 20 small balls.


For the coating, mix 6.5 ounces of rice flour in a bowl with a pinch of salt and add so much water and work it in until a soft, smooth dough is obtained. Form 20 balls from this mixture and press flat. Wrap the rice balls in this mixture and place them in a steamer tray. Steam closed over hot steam for about 15 minutes. Take them out, roll them in the grated coconut and serve cooled down.