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.
  • 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

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

  2. So soft and yummy stuffed rice ball.

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

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

  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

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

  7. The rice balls have a lovely color Archana!

  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..

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

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

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

  12. Excellent idea for a starter!

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


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