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12 October, 2014

Rice Balls

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Rice Balls
This was to be my day 1 recipe. I had thought since starters are first this is day 1. However, my laptop is under repairs and not delivered on the promised date. Yes, fool that I am, I believed him… Hence, this is the last in the series Kids Delight.
Rice Balls was my kid’s choice, they watch some cartoon/ serial and apparently there is one person who makes delicious rice balls. This was okay as the first try but bland.   Next time…

Rice Balls

Recipe Source: Adapted from here.

  • 1 cup rice cooked with extra water (I used sona masuri)
  • Salt
  •  Pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan (I used regular processed Amul Cheese)
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½  capsicum each or red and yellow, diced fine
  • ¼ cup cabbage, chopped fine
  • 5  basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup  bread crumbs
  • 1  cup oil ( as needed)


Rice Balls
  • Take the cooked rice in a large bowl.
  • Add salt and pepper and cheese.
  • Mash well kneading it to a smooth dough.
  • Keep covered in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight. The rice must be chilled.
  • In a large kadhai/wok over heat 1 tbsp oil.
  • Sauté onions and the chopped garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Add in basil, tomato sauce takes off heat add the cabbage and capsicum mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside to cool.
  • Lightly grease your palms take 2 tbsp of the rice mixture in the hand and form a small cup.
  • Place 1/2 tsp of the filling mixture to centre of the rice cup. Close the opening and shape in a proper ball.
  •  Roll the rice ball in the into the bread crumbs.
  • You can either deep fry or like me use the appe/panni yaram pan and shallow fry the rice balls till deep brown.
  • Transfer on a paper towel lined plate or dish.
  • Serve with chilli sauce.

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0 thoughts on : Rice Balls

  • October 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    You will probably spice it up for next time? It looks like a good starter.

  • October 13, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Yum.. my kid love these tooo 🙂

  • October 13, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Archana I loved these rice balls they are so so tempting…will surely try them soon.

  • October 13, 2014 at 3:06 am

    ususally arborio rice is used which gives off a lot of starch and flavor – maybe that is why you found it a little bland because I love these

  • October 13, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Would love to gobble some rite now, looks super crispy..

  • October 14, 2014 at 12:39 am

    healthy one…

  • October 14, 2014 at 7:33 am

    The rice balls have a lovely color Archana!

  • October 15, 2014 at 9:30 am

    These rice balls looks awesome Archana..very nicely done..I was planning to make some for the mega bm but couldn't get around it..

  • October 15, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Fried rice balls are Italian classic, yours look so crispy and perfect in the picture 🙂

  • October 17, 2014 at 12:33 am

    looks great ! deep fried is alwasy so tempting 🙂

  • October 20, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    very interesting savory rice balls 🙂 looks super tempting and very delicious filling in it !!

  • October 29, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I prepare it adding some besan. The cheese-veggie addition makes it interesting.

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