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4C Italian Rice Balls
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4C Italian Rice Balls
using 4C Homestyle Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese AND 4C Plain Breadcrumbs

2 eggs
1/3 cup 4C Homestyle Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 quart water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 1/2 cups 4C Plain Breadcrumbs [and YES you can substitute 4C Gluten Free Plain Crumbs]
2 cups olive oil

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, 4C Homestyle Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese, parsley, pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and refrigerate.

Pour water and 1 teaspoon salt into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and reduce heat to low. Cook rice until water is almost absorbed, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and slowly pour in egg mixture, stirring rapidly to prevent egg from scrambling. Allow rice mixture to cool for 1 hour.

***NOTE - Rice must be very cold and dry. Cook rice the day before and refrigerate for best results.

Pour 4C Plain Breadcrumbs into a pile on one end of a cutting board. Dampen hands and roll rice mixture into 1 inch balls, then coat each one with bread crumbs.

In a small, deep skillet, heat olive oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). (Should have enough oil to completely cover rice balls.) Fry rice balls 6 at a time, turning as needed to ensure even browning. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.

Serve on Marinara Sauce and sprinkle on a generous amount of additional 4C Homestyle Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese.


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