Florentine Rice Poppers With Arrabiata Sauce Recipe

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Florentine Rice Poppers with Arrabiata Sauce

Jennifer Fisher

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@frogifer

This is such a delicious and dig-in worthy appetizer to set ou for the big game. To put it simply, this recipie is rice and cheese mixed with fresh spinach and a spicy tomato-based sauce for dunking. You can pick these poppers up with your fingers, dip, and go -- even the kids won't mind the spinach hiding in there cause of all the melty cheese.


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Serves:

8 (3 appetizers each)

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
virgin olive oil
10 oz
package fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped
1 tsp
minced garlic
1/2 c
white or yellow onion, minced
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
3 c
cooked white rice, cooled to room temp
1 c
mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 c
crumbled feta cheese
2
large eggs, lightly beaten
16 oz
jar prepared spaghetti or marinara sauce
1 tsp
crushed dried red pepper flakes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped spinach, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Cook about 3 minutes, or until onions are translucent and spinach has wilted. Cool several minutes and place in large bowl. To this bowl, add 3 cups of pre-cooked rice, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese and eggs.
2
Roll approx. 2 Tbs. of mixture into a ball, and place on lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 - 25 minutes or until firmly set. Remove from oven, let cool 3-4 minutes.
3
While poppers are cooking, warm tomato-based sauce over medium heat on the stove top. Stir in red pepper flakes.
4
Serve poppers warm with warmed sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy