Sunday, 12 October 2014

Rice Balls

Rice Balls

This was to be my day 1 recipe. I had thought since starters are first this is day 1. However my laptop is under repairs and not delivered on the promised date. Yes fool that I was I believed him... So this is the last in the series Kids Delight.

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 first try but bland.   Next time...

Rice Balls

Recipe Source: Adapted from here.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup rice cooked with extra water (I used sona masuri) 
  • Salt
  •  Pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan (I used regular processed Amul Cheese)
  • 2 tblspn extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½  capsicum each or red and yellow , diced fine
  • ¼ cup cabbage
  • 5  basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tblspn tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup  bread crumbs
  • 1  cup oil ( as needed)

Rice Balls

Method:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lightly grease your palms take 2 tblspn of the rice mixture in the hand and form a small cup.
  • Place 1/2 tsp of the filling mixture to centre of the rice cup. Close the opening and shape in a proper ball.
  •  Roll the rice ball in the into the bread crumbs.
  • You can either deep fry or like me use the appe/paniyaram pan and shallow fry the rice balls till deep brown.
  • Transfer on a paper towel lined plate or dish.
  • Serve with chilli sauce.



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16 comments:

  1. You will probably spice it up for next time? It looks like a good starter.

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  2. So soft and yummy stuffed rice ball.

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  3. Yum.. my kid love these tooo :-)

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  4. Archana I loved these rice balls they are so so tempting...will surely try them soon.

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  5. ususally arborio rice is used which gives off a lot of starch and flavor - maybe that is why you found it a little bland because I love these

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  6. Would love to gobble some rite now, looks super crispy..

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  7. The rice balls have a lovely color Archana!

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  8. These rice balls looks awesome Archana..very nicely done..I was planning to make some for the mega bm but couldn't get around it..

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  9. Fried rice balls are Italian classic, yours look so crispy and perfect in the picture :-)

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  10. looks great ! deep fried is alwasy so tempting :-)

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  11. very interesting savory rice balls :) looks super tempting and very delicious filling in it !!

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  12. I prepare it adding some besan. The cheese-veggie addition makes it interesting.

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