A tasty recipe for Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Rice Balls filled with creamy goat cheese and pomegranate arils.
The post is sponsored by Bloom Fresh
Rice Balls also known as Arancini are stuffed rice balls often filled with cheese like mozzarella then fried and served with a side of tomato sauce for dipping. I love to order these when we go out to dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant and I’m definitely not shy eating most of them. I definitely don’t make rice balls often but when I do I can’t stop eating them.
I thought it would be fun to put a twist on rice balls and make these yummy little Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Rice Balls that are filled with creamy goat cheese and Bloom Fresh pomegranate arils. I use plain goat cheese but you could definitely use flavored goat cheese as well. With the holidays coming up in a few months (yes, they’ll be here before you know it) these tasty rice balls would be a great addition to any holiday gathering.
Not only do these make a great appetizer but I’ve made these for my kiddos for a snack. They love rice so they thought these were so cool and yummy too!
Now that we are about to say goodbye to summer and starting thinking ahead to fall and winter I love to incorporate pomegranate into my fall and winter cooking. They are great in muffins, breads, cakes or even topped with your morning granola or oatmeal. I love them in my fall salads too! Pomegranates are like little gems bursting with flavor and packed full of health benefits, antioxidants, Vitamin C and K!
As much as I love pomegranates I am not a fan of removing the arils. Bloom Fresh pomegranate arils are conveniently packaged and ready to go in your refrigerator whenever you need pomegranate arils with no fuss or mess! If you are like me and love pomegranates but hate the hassle and process of seeding a pomegranate, Bloom Fresh will be your new best friend in the kitchen year round with fresh, premium hand picked pomegranate arils.
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