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    Italian Stuffed Rice Balls (Suppli alla Telefono)

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    2 hrs 30 mins

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    30 mins

    Trixyinaz's Note:

    Suppli alla Telefono is Italian rice balls stuffed with mozzarella cheese and topped with pomodora sauce. I thought I died and went to heaven when I took my first bite of these scrumptous appetizers.

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    1. 1
    2. 2
      Heat the olive oil in a pan with the garlic and onion.
    3. 3
      Cook until soft and add the basil.
    4. 4
      Add the cooked rice, season and blend it all together well.
    5. 5
      Pour the rice into a bowl, place in the fridge to chill.
    6. 6
      When cold, fold in the Parmesan and butter.
    7. 7
      Divide the rice into small balls of equal size pieces.
    8. 8
      Cut the mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes into half inch size pieces.
    9. 9
      Push a piece of mozzarella and tomatoes into the center of each rice ball.
    10. 10
      Reform the rice, pulling back over the cheese and tomato, ensuring it is completely enclosed.
    11. 11
      Coat the rice balls in seasoned flour (salt and pepper) then beaten egg, then into the breadcrumbs.
    12. 12
      Deep fry the balls in hot vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes until golden and crisp.
    13. 13
      Drain on kitchen paper.
    14. 14
    15. 15
      Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat until hot.
    16. 16
      Add red onion and garlic and saute until onion is soft.
    17. 17
      Add red wine and reduce heat slightly.
    18. 18
      Add tomatoes, basil, chives and parsley and remove from heat.
    19. 19
      You want the ingredients just heated, not actually cooked.
    20. 20
      Season with salt, pepper, and sugar.
    21. 21
      Place Suppli (Rice Balls) on a platter and pour the sauce on and around the Rice Balls.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 27, 2007


      This was just ok.I would add an egg to the rice mixture. If I make again I`ll try stuffing it with a touch of cooked ground beef and peas. I also used 2 cups of cooked rice and this made 8 nice size balls. They browned up nicely. This sauce was good but with rice balls I like a thicker sauce.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Stuffed Rice Balls (Suppli alla Telefono)

    Serving Size: 1 (260 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 820.1
    Calories from Fat 323
    Total Fat 35.9 g
    Saturated Fat 14.1 g
    Cholesterol 154.9 mg
    Sodium 1534.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 97.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.4 g
    Sugars 15.7 g
    Protein 24.1 g

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