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Tuna Bites

Rated as 3.4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a great bite-sized appetizer to serve at parties, or to give to kids for lunch, or anytime. These can be served hot or cold, and they freeze well. Serve with sweet chile sauce."
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Ingredients

57 m servings 135
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 appetizer balls)

Directions

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in onion, cover tightly, and cook until tender but not browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix tuna, milk, flour, parsley, sugar, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in rice, onion, and eggs. Mold the mixture into 12 balls using 2 teaspoons.
  4. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet or deep fryer. Fry the tuna balls in batches until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 135 calories; 4.4 12.6 10.6 41 252 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I had to triple the recipe to feed my bunch. They just loved them. Some dipped them in cheese sauce and some used cocktail sauce. Very good.

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Recipie was quite soupy when I made it, but I added some extra tuna and some bread crumbs and it firmed right up. Recipie is a bit vague on the frying section. I used 350 degree oil and abou...

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Recipie was quite soupy when I made it, but I added some extra tuna and some bread crumbs and it firmed right up. Recipie is a bit vague on the frying section. I used 350 degree oil and abou...

I had to triple the recipe to feed my bunch. They just loved them. Some dipped them in cheese sauce and some used cocktail sauce. Very good.

I never got to the end of the recipe as stated. I only added one egg and the mix was very wet almost soupy. No way this could be molded into balls. I did glop a few onto a griddle patty style ...

Okay, I usually try and stick to the recipe as written but after reading all of the reviews I decided to tweak as needed while I went. I made as written except for the fact I started with one eg...

I just made these and they're so good! I made a few adjustments though: Instead of the 1/2 cup milk, I used a splash of almond milk. Apple cider vinegar (that's all I had) instead of white an...

This recipe is just ok. It is very bland. If their is a way to spice it up it may be good. I really liked the idea of adding more fish into my kids diet, but they would not eat them.

This is a great way to eat tuna. It was a little wet like the reviews said but because of the reviews I decreased the milk and it held together fine.