Rice Balls

Gina Talarico


This is a great appetizer, dinner party or finger food dish. Kids love them and they disappear quickly and will soon become a family favorite…Mangiare!

Authentic Italian Recipes from the region of Calabria in Southern Italy.

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2 c
rice (riso superfine arborio)
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp
parsley (we like parsley so we add more)
1 pinch
salt to your desired taste
large garlic cloves (use 3 cloves if small)


1Using a 4 liter pot, cover rice with water, bring to boil. Simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is soft or well cooked. Let cool until cold.
2Add 4 eggs, parmesan cheese, salt, parsley and garlic to the rice in a large bowl.
Mix well – Mush it, squish it and mix all ingredients by hand.
3Mold the balls into desired shape (helps to coat your hands with oil to avoid sticking)
4Fill a deep frying pan with Mazola corn oil…enough to cover at least half of a rice ball…heat oil and carefully place the formed rice balls into the heated oil.

Turn quickly, when golden brown place on plate and allow to cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Hashtags: #rice, #balls, #arborio, #riso