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The rice balls with saffron and peas I’m a delicious appetizer which is prepared in a short time. A quick and easy recipe perfect to share with family or friends: a finger food simply irresistible.

Ingrediants

  • 200 g of rice
  • 25 g of butter
  • 30 g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 sachet of saffron powder
  • 150 g of blanched peas
  • 2 eggs
  • bread crumbs
  • fresh parsley
  • peanut oil for frying
  • salt
  • pepper

Meatballs, what a passion! Whether fried or baked, plain or in gravy, meatballs are always a hit. Like these Rice balls with saffron and peas, one quick and easy recipe perfect to share both with family and friends, maybe like delicious appetizer during a dinner or as a single-portion morsel for an aperitif home made.

Meatballs can be made in many versions: from the classic ones with meat, like the turmeric-crusted meatballs stuffed with cheese, to those vegetarians, like eggplant meatballs, the ingredients that compose them can be truly infinite. These that we propose are some rice balls cooked in saffron and stuffed with peas and grated cheese, covered with a crunchy breading.

A simple recipe, but very tasty for a finger food simply irresistible!

OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Rice and olive balls, Rice croquettes, Baked rice supplì

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How to prepare: Rice balls with saffron and peas

Easy execution Preparation time 20 min Cooking time 30 min Servings 4 – 6

How to prepare: Rice balls with saffron and peas

Preparation of rice balls with saffron and peas - Phase 1

Preparation of rice balls with saffron and peas - Phase 1

Preparing the rice balls with saffron and peas is really simple. Bring a saucepan with water, a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, saffron and coarse salt to the boil. When it comes to a boil, add the rice and cook for 10-12 minutes, then drain well and transfer to a bowl together with the blanched peas. Add the butter, Parmesan, chopped parsley and mix, seasoning with salt and pepper. Let it cool down well. With moistened hands, form meatballs.

Preparation of rice balls with saffron and peas - Phase 2

Preparation of rice balls with saffron and peas - Phase 2

Pass them first in the beaten eggs and then in the breadcrumbs in order to cover them evenly. You can also repeat the step twice, to have a double breading. Fry them in abundant hot oil at 170 ° until golden brown.

Preparation of rice balls with saffron and peas - Phase 3

Drain them with a slotted spoon and serve the rice balls with saffron and peas still hot.

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