August 9, 2013   By Kelly Bejelly

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Paleo Sticky Rice Balls

When I started this recipe, I was thinking of creating something completely different.  When I’m developing a recipe, I will taste it periodically throughout the process and make adjustments.  A couple of missteps lead to me creating this Paleo Sticky rice recipe that seriously reminds me of the treat my mom used to make for me when I was growing up.


Paleo Sticky Rice Balls

Tapioca flour is seriously becoming one of my favorite flours to use.  It is so flexible and makes the most bread-like baked goods that I’ve found.  Anyhow, back to my childhood coming right back at me in the form of this dessert.
Paleo Sticky Rice Balls

I remember when my mom would make sticky rice balls.   I would wake up in the middle of night and eat as much as a pre-teen could before my stomach would moan in protest, and then I would pass out from happiness in my stomach.  It was a  nice visit down memory lane and I’m so glad that the Little can share the same experience with me through this recipe.

Sticky Rice Balls Paleo Vegan Gluten-Free

Paleo Sticky Rice Balls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving



  1. In a sauce pan combine the water, ghee, vanilla, maple syrup and sea salt
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from the stove and add the tapioca flour.
  4. Mix until you have a paste. Then add in the mashed sweet potato and coconut shreds.
  5. Mix until you have your "rice" dough.
  6. Pinch off a walnut sized piece and roll into a ball then coat with the chia seeds.
  7. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up and then enjoy.

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