Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
I found these in a 1970's Betty Crocker cookbook, a simple and tasty use for your leftover cooked rice. Prep time does not include one hour chill time.
- 1 egg
- 1 cup cooked rice (white or brown)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄3 cup dry breadcrumbs
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- Beat egg; stir in rice, poultry seasoning, salt and cheese. Refrigerate at least one hour. Shape by rounded teaspoonfuls into fifteen balls. Roll in bread crumbs.
- Heat oil (2 to 3 inches) in 2 quart saucepan to 375°. Fry rice balls until golden brown; drain.
Great! I used brown rice and doubled it, taking the Parmesan cheese to about 2/3 cup. (Which was plenty.) I added some spicy Emeril's Essence in place of poultry seasoning. These fry up very quickly, just a minute or two and done! They can be made ahead. I let them hang out on the kitchen counter for about an hour after frying, then heated them on a sheet pan in a hot oven for a few minutes. These little rice balls also take nicely to dipping sauce - the sky is the limit as far as compatible flavors. We mixed bbq sauce and a little mayo. Delicious plain, too!
These were wonderful....and fun! I know, it's the little things that make me happy! These would go great with almost any meat entree, especially if you dribbled a little gravy over them, if you made gravy! But they are great as a stand alone, also. Thnx for sharing your recipe, ghostly vision. Made for PAC Spring 2010. You've been adopted! http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=327498&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0