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    Italian Rice Balls

    Italian Rice Balls. Photo by 2Bleu

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    Nasseh's Note:

    These Italian rice balls are a great favorite of children & adults alike. Italian cheese blends consists of Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Romano, Fontina, & Asiago. I have noticed that sometimes the last 2 cheeses are not included. I have adjusted the recipe according to 2Bleu's comments. Thanks for the input...

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    1. 1
      Mix the ground beef & rice together then stir in the cheese, parmesan, & spices.
    2. 2
      Mix the egg in with the meat mixture to bind it together. With slightly moist fingers, shape the mixture into small balls.
    3. 3
      Heat a small amount (about 1/4 inch) of oil in a frying pan. Roll the balls in the bread crumbs then fry until golden brown & crisp. Drain on paper towels & serve immediately.

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    • on February 14, 2011


      My husband and boys rolled their eyes when I told them what was for dinner, but quickly changed their minds!! I will be making this again, thank you for posting it!!

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    • on June 15, 2008


      Made as directed but substituted long grain rice for arborio rice as we were out, and saute'd them butter in lieu of frying in oil. This added great flavor. This was a very different type of meatball recipe for us with the addition of the rice, which we felt left them a bit bland and acted more as a filler ingredient. We could not taste the cheeses either. We would suggest using half the amount of rice, and more seasonings. Overall, we liked this recipe, but feel it needs more flavor. We also enjoyed the breadcrumb coating on the outside which was quite unique also.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Rice Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (124 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 201.6
    Calories from Fat 35
    Total Fat 3.8 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 55.9 mg
    Sodium 380.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 7.5 g

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    Italian cheese blend

    italian seasoning

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