Makes about 20 rice balls
- 500 grams of rice
- 400 ml of tomato sauce
- 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese
- 3 scrambled eggs
- 3 hard boiled eggs cut into pieces
- bread crumbs as needed
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 300 grams of ground beef
- 150 grams of green peas
- vegetable oil for frying
In a large pot cook rice until tender,then drain and rinse it in cool water. Pour the rice in a large bowl and add the parmesan cheese, 200 ml of tomato sauce, parsley, black pepper and a little salt. Mix all the ingredients well.
Then in a frying pan put in the ground beef and cook it till brown,add 200 ml of tomato sauce , green peas,salt and pepper to taste and cook till nice and thick. This is the Ragu sauce. Set as aside and let it cool.
Now take a hand full of rice mixture in your hands and flatten it , make an indentation in the middle, add the Ragu sauce, a 2 cm chunk of mozzarella cheese, cut boiled egg, then add more rice on top to form a round ball. Dip the rice ball in the liquid eggs and then roll the ball in breadcrumbs and put it aside.
In a frying pan heat the oil and fry the rice balls until they are golden brown (fry only a few at a time). Remove from the oil and put on paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
Serve after cooling.