How to Make Air Fryer Cheesy Rice-A-Roni Balls!

Monday, December 7, 2020

 This is a sponsored post in partnership with Rice-A-Roni. All opinions are my own.

How to Make Air Fryer Cheesy Rice-A-Roni Balls!

If you're like me, you are always looking for that one appetizer that will please the picky-eating six year old all the way up to the gumpy but lovable grandpa. We have discovered a great appetizer using our family favorite Rice-A-Roni and our air fryer! This snack will blow away your family at dinner time. It is that easy to make!

I have loved the taste and easy solution of Rice-A-Roni ever since I was in college. I still remember my surprise when I really didn't know how to cook yet and boom, that Rice-A-Roni was just so simple and turned out great every time. Chicken flavor is my personal favorite but you can use any of the 18 available flavor varieties, just choose your go-to flavor and start cooking! 

How to Make Air Fryer Cheesy Rice-A-Roni Balls!

Rice-A-Roni is done in under thirty minutes which makes it a quick and easy appetizer solution for families who are constantly busy like mine and yours. My cheesy air fryer rice balls just adds a little twist which turns Rice-A-Roni into a handheld delight! Get ready to add this to your family's regular recipe rotation. These will work for appetizers, or a snack.
Air Fryer Cheesy Rice-A-Roni Balls
Makes 10 Balls

Ingredients: 1 box Rice-A-Roni (I used Chicken flavor), ingredients specified in your chosen variety of Rice-A-Roni, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup low sodium parmesan cheese, 1 cup bread crumbs, 3 sticks string cheese. Optional: 1/4 cup marinara sauce.

How to Make Air Fryer Cheesy Rice-A-Roni Balls!

1. Make Rice-A-Roni according to directions on box. Place in bowl and let cool in refrigerator.

2. When cool, mix in eggs and parmesan cheese.

How to Make Air Fryer Cheesy Rice-A-Roni Balls!

3. Cut cheese sticks into four pieces per stick. Form rice mixture into balls with piece of cheese stick in the middle. Roll rice balls in bread crumbs. 

How to Make Air Fryer Cheesy Rice-A-Roni Balls!

4. Preheat air fryer to 400° and spray tray with non-stick cooking spray. Place rice balls in air fryer, spacing them out to let air circulate. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until rice balls are golden brown.

5. Serve as an appetizer before any meal or as a snack! Optional to add marinara sauce on the side for dipping. 

How to Make Air Fryer Cheesy Rice-A-Roni Balls!

As you can see these Cheesy Rice-A-Roni Balls are so simple to make that you are going to have to test them out for yourself this week! Just make sure to add a few boxes of your favorite variety of Rice-A-Roni to your cart the next time you are grocery shopping because you can never have enough on hand. 

Nutritionals (per 1 ball):
  • Calories: 160
  • Total Fat: 4.5g
    • Sat Fat: 2g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g


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