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Italian Rice Balls 2 cups white rice, cooked in 4 cups of water 2 eggs 8 oz. ricotta 8 oz. shredded mozzarella 4 oz. diced ham 2 heaping TBS Parmesan cheese salt & pepper 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs bread crumbs for coating rice balls olive oil To the cooked rice add all of the ingredients except the last two. Mixture should be slightly wet. If it won't form into balls, add more bread crumbs. If too dry, add another egg. Form into the size of meatballs. Roll in additional bread crumbs. Gently place into skillet with enough oil to come up 3/4ths of the way of the rice ball. Cook until well browned on all sides. Makes about 30 rice balls. Optional: Chopped meat and/or peas can be added to the mixture. -- Bev bmarks@nyc.pipeline.com if you think knowledge is dangerous, try ignorance

Arancini


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(posted May 29, 1995)

Italian Rice Balls

2 cups white rice, cooked in 4 cups of water
2 eggs
8 oz. ricotta
8 oz. shredded mozzarella
4 oz. diced ham
2 heaping TBS Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
bread crumbs for coating rice balls
olive oil

To the cooked rice add all of the ingredients except the last two. Mixture should be slightly wet. If it won't form into balls, add more bread crumbs. If too dry, add another egg.

Form into the size of meatballs. Roll in additional bread crumbs. Gently place into skillet with enough oil to come up 3/4ths of the way of the rice ball. Cook until well browned on all sides.

Makes about 30 rice balls.

Optional: Chopped meat and/or peas can be added to the mixture.
--

Bev
bmarks@nyc.pipeline.com
if you think knowledge is dangerous, try ignorance


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+4 comments


from Philadelphia, PA, United States wrote:6  1

I love this recipe, very favorful and authentic italian.
5 starsAugust 6, 2003


from toronto, ont, Canada wrote:4  1

this one of the best recipes so far i liked. i'll try more.
5 starsJuly 14, 2003


from hamilton, Canada wrote:6  1

These remind me of my mom's. If you have anything else that is made the real Italian way please send it to me. Thanks!
5 starsMay 23, 2003


from Margate, FL, United States wrote:6  1

This is just like my mother's recipe. My mother is gone so thank you for bringing back a part of her to me.
4 starsMay 8, 2003


 
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