Italian Rice Balls w/ Marinara Sauce

Italian Rice Balls W/ Marinara Sauce

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Eddie Szczerba


Yummy appetizer!!


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15 Min
20 Min


  • 1/2 c
    romano cheese, grated
  • 1 c
    cooked rice (cooked in the chicken broth)
  • 5 large
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley, italian chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    basil, fresh chopped
  • 3/4 c
    cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 2 c
    olive oil or vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 c
    your favorite marinara sauce(or mine!)
  • 2 c

How to Make Italian Rice Balls w/ Marinara Sauce


  1. Cook the rice according to directions,whisk the eggs and keep them to the side.
    When the rice is boiling,reserve about 1/4 cup of the hot liquid to use with two of the eggs so they do not scramble on you in the recipe for later.
  2. When the rice is finished cooking,add in the egg and water mixture along with the spices,cheese and herbs,mix well and refrigerate for 20 minutes.Hint:If the mixture is too wet,add some bread crumb to it to tighten it up.
  3. Roll the rice balls into one inch balls and place on a tray,heat the oil.Bread the rice balls as usual,the milk and three remaining eggs mixed then bread crumbs,fry until golden brown and serve with the sauce! Enjoy!:)

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About Italian Rice Balls w/ Marinara Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtag: #yum

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