Chef Abukass Recipes

Italian Rice Balls

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Preparation time:
30 Min



- 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.

Ingredients Description

2 whisked eggs

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.


Serving Instructions:

Drain fried balls on paper towels, and serve them warm. Decorate serving dish with lemon wedges or sliced boiled eggs.