I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ricotta and Brown Rice Balls

These little rice balls are easy to make and if I had stuffed them with cheese I could have called them arancini (Sicilian stuffed rice balls), but I didn't.  Maybe next time.  They have a nice firm texture as you can see here
so they would be easy to form a ball around a piece of cheese.


2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup ricotta
2 tbsps parmesan
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
freshly ground black pepper to taste
pinch of nutmeg
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 egg

Mix the above ingredients together
and roll into heaping tablespoon-sized balls. I made 17.  Place on a cookie sheet and chill in the fridge.
1 egg beaten with 1 tsp water
Bread crumbs

Once chilled dredge in flour then dip in beaten egg/water. Next roll the balls in bread crumbs.
Heat a skillet with a little vegetable oil and brown lightly.
Remove from skillet to cookie sheet.
I had a rack in the cookie sheet covered with parchment paper so the balls did not stick and some of the grease ran away.
Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes.
Serve with tomato sauce. And maybe next time...cheese centers.

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