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Italian Rice Ball Recipes

A tasty finger food that is great for parties or to bring to potlucks. This page contains Italian rice ball recipes.


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March 22, 2010 Flag

This is great to bring to functions (finger food).



In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cheese, parsley, pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and refrigerate.

Pour water and 1 teaspoon salt into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and reduce heat to low. Cook rice until water is almost absorbed, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and slowly pour in egg mixture, stirring rapidly to prevent egg from scrambling. Allow rice mixture to cool for 1 hour.

Pour bread crumbs into a pile on one end of a cutting board. Dampen hands and roll rice mixture into 1 inch balls, then coat each one with bread crumbs.

In a small, deep skillet, heat olive oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Should have enough oil to completely cover rice balls. Fry rice balls 6 at a time, turning as needed to ensure even browning. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.

Servings: 24
Time:45 Minutes Preparation Time
15 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Allrecpies

By LRP from LWL, MA.

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

This is a great recipe. I saw these being made in a cooking program in Sicily. They were made larger than yours, maybe the size of tennis ball. What they did after the ball was formed was to make a deep indentation into it,slip in a cube of cheese and hand ham and then cover with the rest of the ball of rice, bread crumbs and fry. You might like to try these this war.

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May 19, 2010 Flag

Good to bring along



In a large mixing bowl add garlic powder, rice, mozzarella cheese, eggs, salt and pepper, mix well. Let set for 15 minutes at room temp to achieve a forming consistency. With your hands, make 1-2 inch balls out of the mixture.

In a medium size shallow dish mix dried bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese and blend. Roll the rice balls in mixture, coat evenly.

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place the rice balls on a non-stick Silpat or cookie sheet and bake for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve as an appetizer with Alfredo or Marinara Sauce.

This dish goes nicely with a plate of fresh sauteed vegetables

198 Calories

Servings: 6
Time:25 Minutes Preparation Time
20 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Rice Recipes

By LRP from LWL, MA

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