Rice Balls
August 23, 2016 02:01AM
Would anyone please have an easy recipe for Rice Balls. A granddaughter has become addicted to them, and it would be a lot cheaper to make them at home.
tia
Re: Rice Balls
August 23, 2016 02:27AM
By rice balls do you mean risotto style rice balls, arancini? Or a Japanese style rice ball made with sushi rice?
Or something completely different...
Re: Rice Balls
August 23, 2016 04:15AM
I was wondering whether you may be meaning arancini, the Italian version with molten mozzarella in the centre. I love arancini and once decided to make some, however, unless I was making them for more than the two of us I decided that one of my favourite Italian restaurants would do a better job.
I never realised how many different styles of rice balls there are before I checked on the internet.
Re: Rice Balls
August 26, 2016 05:10AM
I have a recipe for a type of rice ball - here you go

Cheddar cheese and spinach rice balls
Makes 15 balls


Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil for sauteing
2 shallots or 1 small onion, finely diced
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or regular spinach), chopped (optional)
2 egg whites
2 cups white rice, cooked
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs (or regular breadcrumbs)
1 1/2 cup tasty cheddar, grated
Salt and pepper
Cooking spray

Method
1. Preheat oven to 200C
2. In a frying pan saute the chopped shallots or onions until soft. Add the chopped spinach and cook until wilted and soft.
3. In a large bowl whisk the egg whites until combined
4. Add the cooked rice, breadcrumbs and grated cheese. Mix through.
4. Add the spinach and shallots and combine.
5. Season with salt and pepper.
6. With clean hands, form bite size balls and place each ball onto baking paper.
7. Spray lightly with cooking oil.
8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until crispy and golden checking the balls and giving the pan a gentle shake or turn the balls to brown both sides evenly.
9. Serve with a good quality tangy tomato sauce.

Tip

Flour your hands between rolling each ball to stop them sticking to your hands.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/26/2016 05:10AM by IngridO.
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