Rice Balls

10 60 125
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 30 min 12
Rice Balls
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1 2/3 cup Chicken broth (stock)
1 clove(s) Garlic (chopped)
3 slice Mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1 tsp Oregano, dried
3/4 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (chopped)
3/4 cup Risotto rice (washed)
2 tbsp Vegetable oil (for frying)
1/2 cup White wine
1 medium Yellow onion (chopped finely)


Heat the oil in a skillet and cook the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes or until softened.

Add the bell pepper, risotto rice, and oregano to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring to coat the rice in the oil.

Mix the stock together with the wine and add to the pan a ladelful at a time, waiting for the liquid to be absorbed by the rice before you add the next ladelful of liquid.

Once all of the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender (it should be about 15 minutes in total), remove the pan from the heat and leave until the mixture is cool enough to handle.

Cut the cheese into 12 pieces. Taking about 1 tablespoon of risotto, shape the mixture around the cheese pieces to make 12 balls.

Heat the oil, and fry balls until browned.
Place on a paper towel lined dish. Garnish with basil before serving.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 125
Calories from fat 57
Calories from saturated fat 14.0
Total Fat 6.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.7 g
Cholesterol 4.6 mg
Sodium 60 mg
Potassium 87 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Sugars 0.9 g
Protein 3.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.4
Milk Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 0.2

Energy sources


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