RITZ-Barbecue Pork Mini Rice Balls

Pulled barbecue pork, rice, cheddar cheese and RITZ Crackers combine to make a fried appetizer ball that explodes with flavor with the first bite. 

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • ⅔ cup long-grain white rice
  • ½ cup pulled pork with barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 32 RITZ Crackers, crushed, divided
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups oil
  • ⅔ cup barbecue sauce

Nutrition facts

Recipe Tips


Cook rice as directed on package; cool slightly.


Spoon rice into large bowl. Add pulled pork, cheese, chili powder, 1 cup cracker crumbs and 1 beaten egg; mix just until blended.


Cover rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.  Shape pork mixture into 20 (1-inch) balls; place on prepared baking sheet.


Beat remaining eggs in shallow dish until blended; set aside.  Spoon flour into shallow dish, then spoon remaining cracker crumbs into separate shallow dish.


Heat oil in medium saucepan to 375°F.


Roll rice balls, 1 at a time, in flour, then eggs, then cracker crumbs, turning to evenly coat each ball with each ingredient.  Return to baking sheet.


Add rice balls, a few at a time, to hot oil; cook 1 to 2 min. or until golden brown.  Remove rice balls from hot oil with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.


Serve with barbecue sauce.