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italian rice balls w/ marinara sauce

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Eddie Szczerba
Ossining, NY

Yummy appetizer!!

(1 rating)
yield 6 -12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For italian rice balls w/ marinara sauce

  • 1/2 c
    romano cheese, grated
  • 1 c
    cooked rice (cooked in the chicken broth)
  • 5 lg
  • 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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