How to Make Rice Balls
Family recipes are special. A food recipe passed down from one generation to the next creates a bond between everyone who makes (and eats) the meal. There’s something about going over to your grandparents’ house knowing that there’s a good chance grandma is going to make her homemade edition of meatballs or pizza. Because I value family traditions, I want to share with you a recipe so good that you’ll want to pass it along to your loved ones too. As you may have guessed from the title, I am giving you a special homemade rice ball recipe that has a 100% success rate for those who make it. I hope you enjoy this recipe just as much as my family does.
- 2 cups long grain rice
- 2 cups red sauce
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- Small mozzarella cubes
- 1 cup grated mozzarella
- Italian Style Bread Crumbs (Check out our double sided matte bags for storage. Avoid any leftover bread crumbs from going bad with our food preserving metallic film material!)
- 2-3 eggs
- Olive oil
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|Step 1: Cook the long grain rice to your liking. Once the rice is cooked and still hot, gradually mix in the red sauce, grated mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.|
|Step 2: Mold the cheesy/sauce infused rice with your hands into the shape of a ball. If you prefer, feel free to throw on a pair of gloves to avoid messy hands.|
|Step 3: Insert a cube of mozzarella into the center of each ball. This is an essential step to ensure the extra melted cheesy goodness in the middle of the rice ball later on!|
|Step 4: Scramble eggs in a bowl and carefully coat the rice balls with it. Make sure you don’t miss any spots when doing so.|
|Step 5: Once the rice balls are covered, roll them around in the Italian style bread crumbs. You should be thorough in this step as well to establish an evenly distributed crumby exterior.|
|Step 6: Let each rice ball sit for close to 10 minutes. This way, it will become more firm before the final step.|
|Step 7: Douse a cooking pan in enough olive oil to fully cover the bottom and then fry the rice balls until browned. Then, put the rice balls on a plate, let them cool (not too much), and serve!|
Enjoy Your Dish
I’d love to hear feedback from you on how your experience making homemade rice balls went. Recipes are meant to be shared, and sometimes, someone you share with may put their own spin on the dish. This is the beauty of family recipes, as the ultimate goal is to make great food and bring people together around the dinner table. If you like this tutorial, check out our other blog on dry rice bags. Our 358 StandStrong™ bag could be just what you need to store the long grain rice!