TASTY RICE BALLS BAKED IN THE OVEN
Stuffed rice, tasty baked rice balls
Ingredients for 4 people
two cups of rice (the choice of rice is up to you, I have for this recipe I used red rice)
1 loaf of stale bread
1 glass of milk
2 (3) eggs
4 ounces (also 2) of minced meat (mixed)
1/4 glass of white wine
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 bunch of parsley
2 cups of breadcrumbs
salt, pepper and for those who want garlic
Prepare the stuffing by browning the minced meat with a tablespoon of olive oil and finely chopped onion and parsley; drizzle with a little white wine, little by little. Salt and put pepper.
Cook for a few minutes over high heat, until the meat is combined and the mixture is dry, that there is no liquid in the casserole
Cook the rice in boiling salted water,
Drain it while it is still al dente, cool it under running water and pour it into a bowl.
Soak the bread in milk.
In another bowl, beat the egg, add the finely chopped parsley, and add the soaked (drained) bread and rice. Add the first cup of breadcrumbs you prepared earlier. Knead the mixture evenly.
With the mixture thus prepared, form small balls of about 5 cm in diameter, making sure to introduce in the center of the mixture of minced meat made before.
Prepare another bowl with two beaten eggs and a plate with the rest of the breadcrumbs.
Dip the rice balls first in the egg (salt it) and then in the breadcrumbs.
In an oven dish that you have first prepared, place the rice balls ( preferably on baking paper).
First heat the oven to 180 /200. degrees.
Bake for about 25 minutes, until you see a golden crust forming.
Serve hot or even cold the next day. They are delicious anyway!