Salmon and Rice Balls

Salmon and Rice Balls This is something my mom used to make when I was growing up. It’s easy, inexpensive and filling! I always make sure my canned salmon is wild caught for a healthier fish. I also like to leave the bones in for the calcium – just crush them up between your fingers (they are really soft) as you come across them when you are mixing everything with your hands. This is a nice recipe to have children help out with and they love to get their hands messy and be able to eat what they made for dinner.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 1 hr

    TOTAL : 1 hr 20 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Bring the rice and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cover; simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Fluff with fork, and allow to cool.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 11 x 9 baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Remove the skin from the salmon (and bones if you prefer). Combine salmon, optional carrots, onions, eggs, cooled rice, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands. Form into 8 (tennis ball sized) balls, using about 3/4 cup salmon mixture per portion. Arrange balls in the prepared pan, allowing room for them to expand. Mix the soup and 1/2 cup water together in a small bowl; pour over the salmon balls. Cover with foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Allow salmon balls to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Per Serving: 267 calories; protein 27g; carbohydrates 13g; fat 11g; cholesterol 86.3mg; sodium 639.4mg.