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With these Bacon & Mushroom Risotto Bites you'll be the star of the game day party! A mouth-watering appetizer that's actually gluten free and dairy free too!

Gluten & Dairy Free Bacon Mushroom Risotto Bites

With these Bacon & Mushroom Risotto Bites you'll be the star of the game day party! A mouth-watering appetizer that's actually gluten free and dairy free too!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, risotto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 421 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 box Minute® Brown Rice
  • 10 ounces mushrooms chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups  coconut milk
  • 1 cup parmesan "veggie" cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar "veggie" cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups gluten free Panko crumbs

Instructions

  1. Prepare Minute® Brown Rice according to directions on package, substituting 2 cups chicken broth for 2 of the required cups of water. Add 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp Italian seasoning to rice.

  2. Bake bacon at 350°F for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

  3. In a separate medium saucepan, combine mushrooms, 1 cup coconut milk, and 1 cup chicken broth. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until liquid is reduced to half its original volume.

  4. Chop bacon and add to a large mixing bowl with cooked rice, mushrooms with their cooking liquid, and cheese. Mix by hand until well combined. Refrigerate for 2 hours to cool.

  5. Once mixture is chilled, form into 1-inch balls. Prepare two small bowls for breading: one bowl with water (or coconut milk) and one bowl with dry Panko crumbs. Prepare a deep fry pan with 2 cups cooking oil over medium heat.

  6. Dip risotto balls into bowl of water, then roll in bowl of Panko crumbs to coat the surface. Fry balls until golden brown on each side, then remove from oil and place on paper towels or a cooling rack to dry.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten & Dairy Free Bacon Mushroom Risotto Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 846mg37%
Potassium 321mg9%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 845IU17%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 219mg22%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.