• Makes 8
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


I love playing around and experimenting in the kitchen, and this is one of my creations!

Ingredients (makes 8 large balls)

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 pieces short cut bacon, diced
  • 2 spring onions
  • garlic
  • 1 cup pumpkin, cut into little cubes
  • 1/4 cup canned corn kernels
  • 100g ricotta
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt & pepper
  • panko breadcrumbs
  • canola oil to fry


  1. Add pumpkin, bacon, spring onions and garlic to a pan with a dash of oil, and cook slowly until the pumpkin is cooked and soft.
  2. Remove from heat and cool. Add in the salt & pepper, corn, ricotta and brown rice, and mix well to combine.
  3. The mix is very ‘wet’ and sticky, but take some of the mix in your hands and roll into a ball. Roll in beaten egg and then panko breadcrumbs and set onto a tray. Repeat until no mix left.
  4. Place balls into the freezer, and while they are in, heat oil until hot. Remove balls from freezer and drop into oil. Cook until golden brown & serve warm or cold with salad


I use the pre cooked sun rice in this recipe - but you can cook your own if you prefer. These are nice hot or cold and can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days

  • These look great. Might be able to get my hubby to eat rice with this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  • Yum! This looks good.


  • Great idea – thanks for sharing.


  • Yum, these would be great for lunchboxes too :)


  • Thanks for sharing your inspiring recipe


  • Lovely experiment this look healthy.


  • Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum. I love arancini and order them when I’m out. These sound awesome. I love the filling and the ingredients are all simple and that I know.


  • Wow! These look and sound amazing.
    Will definitely be giving them a go.
    I have to say I love pumpkin but don’t eat enough of it as I only cook it when we have a roast so thank you so much for sharing.


  • My kids love pumpkin balls, I make them vegan :)


  • Love it. Thank you for sharing


  • These look amazing thank you I will definitely try them. Xx


  • Served in a bed or rocket with lemon looks amazing, love rocket! Thanks!


  • Wow this looks really yum would he a ice dish to try thanks for creating g this


  • These look great. Thanks for the recipe.


  • Good use of rice. My husband love to eat brown rice he would this recipe.


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