2 hrs 10 mins
1 hr 35 mins
These dirty rice balls are so delicious. It makes for a great side dish or even a great party pleaser. I got this recipe from Emeril's website.
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- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, for coating
- 1/2 lb ground lean pork
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/3 cup celery, chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup creole seasoning
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 pinch file powder
- 1/4 lb chicken gizzard, cleaned
- 3 cups water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 lb chicken liver, cleaned and pureed in food processor
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
- 1/2 cup green onion, finely-chopped
- 4 cups rice, cooked
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 cups fine breadcrumbs
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 1In a small heavy saucepan heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat and whisk in 2 tablespoons flour. Cook, whisking constantly, until roux thickens and darkens to a mahogany color; do not let burn.
- 2When well-colored, add the ground pork and cook, stirring and breaking up pieces, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes.
- 3Add onions, bell pepper and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, 4 minutes.
- 4Add the garlic, 2 teaspoons of the Essence, cayenne, and file powder and cook for 2 minutes.
- 5Meanwhile, in a large pot bring gizzards and 3 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Boil until tender, about 30 minutes; drain, reserving stock and gizzards separately. Grind gizzards in food processor and add to pork and vegetable mixture along with 2 cups of the reserved stock (add water if necessary to bring volume up to 2 cups) and add the salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook about 30 minutes, until flavors are well-blended.
- 6Add the livers and cook, stirring, until they are cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes.
- 7Add the parsley, green onions and rice, mixing gently but thoroughly to combine.
- 8Adjust seasoning if necessary, transfer to a bowl, and set aside to cool. When cool, cover with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled.
- 9When the mixture is thoroughly chilled, form the mixture into balls about 2 tablespoons each, pressing with your hands to compact the mixture. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining mixture.
- 10Place the flour and 4 teaspoons of the Essence in a mixing bowl and toss to combine.
- 11Place the eggs and milk in another shallow mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
- 12Place the bread crumbs in a third bowl, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of Essence and toss to combine.
- 13Working 1 at a time, carefully coat the rice balls first with the flour, then with the egg wash, then dredge in the bread crumbs, rolling to coat evenly and shaking to remove any excess crumbs. Place the breaded boulettes onto a parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dirty rice until all boulettes have been breaded.
- 14In a large saucepan heat at least 4 inches of the oil to 350 degrees F. When hot, gently add the boulettes, in batches, to the hot oil, and fry, turning to promote even browning, until golden, about 2 minutes.
- 15Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper-lined plate or platter. Season lightly with salt and repeat until all boulettes have been fried.
Nutritional Facts for Emerils Dirty Rice Boulettes
Serving Size: 1 (2893 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 153.3
- Calories from Fat 26
- Total Fat 2.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.8 g
- Cholesterol 26.9 mg
- Sodium 114.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 25.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
- Sugars 0.7 g
- Protein 4.9 g
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