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Arancini

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
  • parsley
  • 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.

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