Italian Rice Balls

This recipe was something my grandmother Mary Vernaccio used to make for her kids as a simple Italian dish. She taught my mother to make them and it has been a favorite of mine since I was...

Directions Cook rice according to package directions. While still warm, place in a bowl. Stir in the egg, cheese, 1 cup bread crumbs and parsley; mix well. Shape into tennis-size balls. Roll...

  • Yield: 6-8 servings
  • Cooking time: 20 Min
  • Rating: 3/5
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  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar or Asiago cheese
  • 3 cups seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Marinara sauce or Alfredo sauce, optional

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