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Sun-Dried Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Rice Balls

Sun-Dried Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Rice Balls created by DeliciousAsItLooks

This is a flavourful alternative to plain rice and makes a meal much more interesting. Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a side dish.

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  • Pour the stock into a large saucepan. Bring to the boil. Add the rice, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the rice is cooked through and the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, finely chop the basil leaves. Finely dice the yellow pepper. Peel and finely dice the onion. Set aside, keeping the basil separate from the onion and pepper.
  • When the rice is done, uncover it and put the whole pan in a sink of cold water to cool the rice.
  • While the rice cools, put the olive oil and onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add the yellow pepper and garlic. Cook around 5 minutes, until soft.
  • Add the passata to the skillet with the onion and pepper. Turn the heat to low. Give the passata mixture a chance to simmer and thicken slightly.
  • While it simmers, make the rice balls- add the cheese, egg yolk, flour, tomato paste, basil leaves and sundried tomatoes to the cooled rice. Stir it together well.
  • Shape the rice mixture into about 16 balls and place them on top of the sauce. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes, until the rice balls are cooked through.
  • Serve hot, sprinkled with parmesan cheese if desired.
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"This is a flavourful alternative to plain rice and makes a meal much more interesting. Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a side dish."
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  1. DeliciousAsItLooks
    A delicious vegetarian treat! My rice balls didn't stick together very well, but I managed to get them cooked up and they were very flavorful. The sauce ended up cooking down too much so I had to add a little water to to keep it from getting too thick. I also added 1/2 teaspoon salt to the sauce since the tomato puree I used was unsalted.
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