Cheesy Bean-and-Rice Bites with Pumpkin-Sage Sauce

Cheesy Bean-and-Rice Bites with Pumpkin-Sage Sauce
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Makes:
6 servings
Yields:
3 rice balls and 1/2 cup sauce each
Prep:
30 mins
Chill:
1 hr
Bake:
15 mins 450°
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Cheesy Bean-and-Rice Bites with Pumpkin-Sage Sauce

Ingredients
1
cup canned no-salt-added cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
2
cups hot cooked brown rice
1 1/4
cups shredded Parmesan cheese (5 ounces)
1
egg, lightly beaten
2
tablespoons snipped fresh sage
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4
cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
1/4
cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
 
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
15 ounce can pumpkin
1 1/3
cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/4
teaspoon salt
 
Coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)
 
Fresh sage leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl coarsely mash beans. Stir in rice and cheese. Stir in egg, 1 tablespoon of the snipped sage, and the pepper. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; set aside. In a shallow dish combine panko and 1/4 cup walnuts. Using moist hands, shape rice mixture into 18 balls. Gently roll rice balls in panko mixture to coat.
  3. Arrange rice balls in the prepared baking pan. Coat balls with cooking spray. Bake about 15 minutes or until heated through and light brown.
  4. Meanwhile, for sauce, coat a medium saucepan with cooking spray; heat saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in pumpkin, broth, salt, and the remaining 1 tablespoon snipped sage. Cook and stir over medium heat just until bubbly.
  5. To serve, divide sauce among shallow serving bowls. Top each serving with three rice balls. If desired, sprinkle with additional walnuts and garnish with sage leaves.

Nutrition Facts

(Cheesy Bean-and-Rice Bites with Pumpkin-Sage Sauce)
    Per serving:
  • 279 kcal cal.,
  • 10 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 43 mg chol.,
  • 558 mg sodium,
  • 35 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 4 g sugar,
  • 14 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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