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    Mexican Rice Balls - Leftover Rice

    Mexican Rice Balls -  Leftover Rice. Photo by Rita~

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    40 mins

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    Rita~'s Note:

    This is a great recipe for leftover aborio rice. I used Mexican Saffron Rojo Rice. Do use your favorite cooked Mexican rice. This is Italian rice balls gone South! These are great to bring to parties just reheat in 425°F oven for 10 minutes!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix chilled rice, eggs, and peas together.
    2. 2
      Roll into balls about the size of a tangerine and place one cube of cheese into the rice ball. Reform balls firmly to hold shape.
    3. 3
      Place flour, egg and breadcrumbs into 3 separate bowls.
    4. 4
      Dip each ball in flour, shaking off excess and reform if needed. Dip in egg, letting excess drip off, then dredge in bread crumbs, reforming and transfer to a sheet of wax paper. Repeat with remaining balls.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile heat 2 inches of oil in a 4- to 5-quart heavy pot until thermometer registers 350-360 degrees F. Working in batches of 4-6 balls, lower rice balls into oil with a slotted spoon and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Transfer with slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Return oil to 350-360°F between batches.
    6. 6
      Serve with a tomato sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 02, 2008

      55

      Your rice balls are delicious! You can make them again for me anytime! Unfortunately, when I made them myself, or attempted to--the wild rice I used did not stick together and I could not successfully make the rice balls. = (

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    • on April 06, 2011

      Sorry no stars. I used cold rice, eggs and chives and I could not get this to stick together for anything! Frustrated, I am throwing this into a greased casserole, and topping with the bread crumbs and drizzling with butter.

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    • on January 22, 2009

      55

      I made these for my boyfriend one night and he couldn't get enough. Very tasty, although i did finish them off in the oven to make sure all the egg was coked through.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Rice Balls - Leftover Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (92 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 143.7
     
    Calories from Fat 43
    30%
    Total Fat 4.8 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    11%
    Cholesterol 69.3 mg
    23%
    Sodium 115.7 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.6 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.4 g
    1%
    Protein 6.7 g
    13%

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