- These balls are ideally served with various dishes of meats and seafood.
- It’s called Arancini in the rural suburbs of Italy.
- It’s a tempting meal for kids because after all, they are fried rice balls, coated with breadcrumbs.
- Rice balls can be plain, or stuffed with cheese, vegetables or/and meats.
2 whisked eggs
⅓ Cup of parmesan cheese
1 tbsp. dried basil or dried parsley
¼ tbsp. ground black pepper
½ tbsp. salt or as desirable
2 ¼ cups chicken broth /or 2 ¼ cups water if you prefer vegetarian ingredients.
1 cup uncooked AbuKass rice
½ cup of mozzarella cheese
Dried breadcrumbs as much as needed
- In a deep bowl whisk together: eggs, Parmesan cheese, basil or parsley, pepper and salt; cover and keep the mixture cold.
- Prepare chicken broth or water into a large saucepan and bring to a boil; then stir in the rice, cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook until liquid is almost absorbed.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and gradually pour in egg mixture, and stir quickly to coat the rice (and prevent the egg from scrambling). Allow rice mixture to cool aside.
- Pour bread crumbs into a deep dish, create small balls from the rice mixture, and then coat with bread crumbs.
- Deep fry the rice balls, turning as needed to ensure even browning.
Drain fried balls on paper towels, and serve them warm. Decorate serving dish with lemon wedges or sliced boiled eggs.