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Rice Balls Italian Style

Archana Potdar
0 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Rice Balls Italian Style RECIPE

Rice Balls was my kid’s choice, they watch some cartoon/ serial and apparently there is one person who makes delicious rice balls. This was okay as the first try but bland. Recipe from Food network. I have not deep-fried these balls like the original recipe calls for.

Recipe Tags

  • Egg-free
  • Medium
  • Kids Recipes
  • Italian
  • Appetizers
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 1 cup rice cooked with extra water (I used sona masuri)
  2. ½ cup grated Parmesan (I used regular processed Amul Cheese)
  3. 2 tblspn extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 1 small onion diced
  5. 4 cloves garlic chopped
  6. 1/2 capsicum each or red and yellow diced fine
  7. 1/4 cup cabbage chopped fine
  8. 5 basil leaves chopped
  9. 2 tblspn tomato sauce
  10. 1 tsp sugar
  11. 1 cup bread crumbs
  12. 1 cup oil (as needed)
  13. Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Take the cooked rice in a large bowl.Add salt and pepper and cheese. Mash well, kneading it to a smooth dough. Keep covered in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight. The rice must be chilled.
  2. In a large kadhai/wok over heat 1 tblspn oil. Sauté onions and the chopped garlic for 2 minutes. Add in basil, tomato sauce take off heat add the cabbage and capsicum mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside to cool.
  3. Place 1/2 tsp of the filling mixture to center of the rice cup. Close the opening and shape in a proper ball. Roll the rice ball in the bread crumbs.
  4. You can either deep fry or like me, use the appe/panni yaram pan and shallow fry the rice balls till deep brown. You can try baking or air frying them. Transfer on a paper towel lined plate or dish.
  5. Serve with chilli sauce.

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Shashi Prinja
Shashi Prinja   Aug-18-2016

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Amu Archana Desai   Jul-25-2016

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