Rice Balls

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 50 minutes
  • 6 servings

These rice balls are the perfect alternative for meat balls. The rice is flavored with butter, wine, and a touch of parmesan. The easiest way to cook them is by frying, but roasting them in the oven is definitely a healthier alternative.

Ingredients Needed for Rice Balls

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 spring onions s, chopped
1 cup arborio rice
1 cup white wine
1 cup vegetable stock
lemon zest
0.5 ounce butter
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ cup peas
½ cup parmesan, shredded
pepper
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 eggs, whisked
vegetable oil for frying

How to Cook Rice Balls

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat, then add the rice.
  2. Stir, and pour the white wine and vegetable stock.
  3. Bring it to a boil to let the liquid evaporate. Shred lemon zest and add the butter. Season with oregano, pepper, add peas, and shredded parmesan.
  4. Cook everything for 2-3 more minutes. Pinch off a piece of the rice mixture and gently roll it between your hands to form a small ball, around 1-2 inch (2,5 cm – 4 cm) in diameter. Continue to shape the rice balls until you’ve used all of the rice.
  5. Coat them with whisked egg and breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the rice balls for the next 2-3 minutes, until golden and crispy.

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