#SundaySupper Italian Rice Balls

Italian Rice Ball

#SundaySupper Italian Rice Balls

I had never had these before making them. I heard of them mentioned by Robert De Niro in the movie “Last Vegas”. I wanted to try them. So I searched the internet for a recipe and didn’t find one that I really liked to well. So I went ahead and created my own. I also made them with risotto in place of the rice. (I will share that recipe another time)

These are some work but I promise its worth every bit of the work! They can be used as an appetizer or a main dish.  Here is the recipe that I made:

Italian Rice Balls

Ingredients:

10 cups cooked white rice
2 eggs
3/4 cup parmesan
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
3/4 lb ground pork
3/4 lb ground beef
1 cup italian cheese blend (or mozzarella)
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp basil
1 tsp italian seasoning
4 eggs whisked well
3-4 cups bread crumbs
Oil for frying

Directions:

If rice is hot, temper the eggs before adding (tempering is slowly adding small amounts of the hot rice to the egg and making the egg closer to the temp of the rice so the egg doesn’t cook). Mix egg and the grated parmesan cheese with the rice. Chill for 2-8 hours.
In a skillet add olive oil, onion, and garlic; cook on medium until the onions are translucent. Combine pork and beef. Add the ground meat to the onions and cook until no longer pink. Drain the grease.
Add the tomato sauce, paste, basil and italian seasoning. Set aside.
Grab a small handful of the rice mixture. Shape the rice into a bowl. Add a spoonful of the meat mixture to the center of the rice bowl. Now add a pinch of the italian cheese on top of the meat mixture.

rice balls
Grab another handful of the rice mixture. Place this on the cheese and meat. Shape the rice around the sides and make it into a ball. Make the remaining rice into rice balls.

rice stuffed balls
Dip each rice ball in the whisked eggs, shake off excess egg and then dip it into the bread crumbs.
Heat a skillet ( I love my large cast iron skillet for this part) with some oil filled about 2/3 of the way. Heat until when you drop a pinch of bread crumbs it sizzles. Insert a skewer into the rice ball, all the way to the meat/cheese center. Fry each rice ball on each side until golden brown. Remove and drain excess oil.

rice ball
Serve Hot with red sauce and top with a little more italian cheese and Enjoy #homemadeYUMMY

Italian Rice Balls
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
 
Ingredients
  • 10 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup parmesan
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¾ lb ground pork
  • ¾ lb ground beef
  • 1 cup italian cheese blend (or mozzarella)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 4 eggs whisked well
  • 3-4 cups bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. If rice is hot, temper the eggs before adding (tempering is slowly adding small amounts of the hot rice to the egg and making the egg closer to the temp of the rice so the egg doesn’t cook). Mix egg and the grated parmesan cheese with the rice. Chill for 2-8 hours.
  2. In a skillet add olive oil, onion, and garlic; cook on medium until the onions are translucent. Combine pork and beef. Add the ground meat to the onions and cook until no longer pink. Drain the grease.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, paste, basil and italian seasoning. Set aside.
  4. Grab a small handful of the rice mixture. Shape the rice into a bowl. Add a spoonful of the meat mixture to the center of the rice bowl. Now add a pinch of the italian cheese on top of the meat mixture.
  5. Grab another handful of the rice mixture. Place this on the cheese and meat. Shape the rice around the sides and make it into a ball. Make the remaining rice into rice balls.
  6. Dip each rice ball in the whisked eggs, shake off excess egg and then dip it into the bread crumbs.
  7. Heat a skillet ( I love my large cast iron skillet for this part) with some oil filled about ⅔ of the way. Heat until when you drop a pinch of bread crumbs it sizzles. Insert a skewer into the rice ball, all the way to the meat/cheese center. Fry each rice ball on each side until golden brown. Remove and drain excess oil.
  8. Serve Hot with red sauce and top with a little more italian cheese and Enjoy #homemadeYUMMY

 

Have you heard of Sunday Supper? Check out the pledge and maybe you will decide to bring your family around the table for #SundaySupper. Each week a group of bloggers brings together a great bunch of recipes with a different theme each week. This week is Italian Food.  I encourage you to use a few of them to put together a great Italian Feast for your Sunday Supper!

Thank you to Manuela at Manu’s Menu for hosting!

Here is a list of some great Italian Recipes from the #SundaySupper movement. I encourage you all to join in and make family dinners a priority again!  You can make an amazing 4 course meal with these great recipes!

Appetizers:

Mains:

Dessert:

Beverages:

And Artichoke Torta plus More Recipes for Italian Fest from Sunday Supper Movement

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement

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Comments

  1. Arancine are my favourite Sicilian street food! Love yours! Great job!

  2. A classic Italian favorite…looks great! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I love arancine and I love the idea of using risotto to make them.

  4. Great take on arancini!

  5. Arancine have been on our list to make for some time now. Yours look tasty!

  6. Italian rice balls have been on my bucket list for a long time—yours look perfect!!

  7. Arancini are a pain to make, but the end result is worth it! Yours look great!

  8. Arancini is ALWAYS a winner!

  9. These arancini look great! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. These are on my #tomake list! I love how these look and taste but have never made them. Can’t wait to try yours!

  11. We’d treat ourselves to these when we lived in Southern Italy for a couple years. They are sooooo delicious. Yours look perfect! Well done. Great recipe.

  12. annelawton says:

    Yum! These look delicious.

  13. Anarchic are the best!! You know what’s also the best.. Last Vegas! I shamefully love that movie. Those guys are hilarious 🙂 This is my first time participating in Sunday Supper and I’m loving all the fantastic recipes!!

  14. Yum! I love that cheese on top!

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