Cheesy Rice Poppers Recipe

A delicious and cheesy appetizer perfect for your next party

Aparna Parinam
Cheesy Rice Poppers Recipe
100 ratings.

Cheesy Rice Poppers is a delicious recipe that makes for a great appetizer or snack, and can also made for a nice lunch box recipe. The comforting familiarity of rice, coupled with the gooey richness of cheese along with the crunchiness of breadcrumbs makes this snack is a real treat.

Serve the Cheesy Rice Poppers along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney as a party appetizer or with masala chai as an evening tea time snack.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Vegetable Bajji Recipe
  2. Moong Bhajji Recipe
  3. High Protein Zucchini & Corn Patty Recipe

Cuisine: Continental
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Rice , cooked or leftover
  • 1 Potato (Aloo) , boiled
  • 1 teaspoon Mint Leaves (Pudina) , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice , (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder , (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking oil
  • 2 teaspoon Bread crumbs
  • 2 Cheese Cubes
  • Salt , as per taste  
  • For coating the rice rolls:
  • 3 teaspoon All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 4-5 tablespoon Bread crumbs
  • Cooking oil , for frying

How to make Cheesy Rice Poppers Recipe

  1. To begin making Cheesy Rice Poppers, first add rice and mashed potatoes in a wide bowl and mix well.

  2. To this add mint leaves, coriander leaves, chilli flakes, green chilli, lemon juice and black pepper powder, bread crumbs and mix well to form a pliable dough.

  3. (Let the rice grain remain intact. Do not make it into a paste)

  4. Cut the cheese cubes into 4 longitudinal pieces. Make a ball of the rice mixture with your right palm and flatten it in your palm with your left hand fingers.

  5. Place the long piece of cheese in the middle and fold the rice mixture over it. Shape into rolls.

  6. Heat oil in a kadhai. Make a thin maida water mixture, by adding maid to water in a bowl and mixing it well. Dip the rolls in this mixture and then roll it in the breadcrumbs.

  7. Fry it in hot oil. Let it turn light brown. Turn the roll to the other side and fry again until it turns light brown.

  8. Remove from oil and drain on absorbent paper. 

  9. Serve the Cheesy Rice Poppers along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney as a party appetizer or with masala chai as an evening tea time snack. 

Do not overfry the rice balls.


Cheesy Rice Poppers Recipe is part of the Mother's Day Recipe Contest 2017

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Last Modified On Friday, 21 April 2017 16:10
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