Long before I ever tried this concept, I thought the sound of “rice balls” sounded underwhelming. Then one day I had a bad batch of rice and was stumped as to what to do with it. (I never waste anything!) So my best friend recommend making rice balls! These were more fall inspired being comprised of pumpkin and sage, but the concept never left me because..
It’s so simple, yet so good!
Do I typically fry foods?, no, but when the time is right and the recipe is right, I do!
What I love about this recipe is its simplicity in the ingredients and process, its aesthetic appeal, crispness in the breading, its great for entertaining, fits any season, and the concept of rice balls is almost like a blank canvas that can be packed with whatever cheese/herbs and dipping sauce you’re craving!
If you’re looking to recreate this class dish sans animal products, then I highly recommend trying this recipe for vegan Italian Rice Balls!
Why this recipe is great:
Rice works perf!
Perf for entertaining
Perf for any season
Non vegan approved
This recipe was made using Lotus Foods Jasmine Rice. I always found their products alluring, but as someone who rarely cooks rice I never experienced their products until recently! I once thought the quality of rice was all the same, but I was completely wrong. You can discern the difference in their products and I love the array of products they offer. Everything from rice, noodles, and even rice crackers, I’m obsessed with Lotus Foods!
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