Brown Rice Balls
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If you find yourself with leftover rice, whip up a batch of these flavorful gems. Similar to Japanese onigiri, these are great to have on hand when you need a boost that’s a bit of a heartier snack.


    • 2 cups cooked brown rice
    • 1 cup finely chopped Swiss chard
    • 1 medium-size green onion or scallion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
    • 2 tablespoons tahini
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • Black sesame seeds, to coat


Mix all the ingredients, except the sesame seeds, in a bowl, then use your hands to form golf ball–sizeballs. Coat each ball with black sesame seeds. Set them aside at room temperature until ready to serve.

Excerpted from Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic—Fatty Liver Disease by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD with Ibrahim Hanouneh, MD. Copyright © 2017. Available from Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.