Albondigas de Arroz – leftover rice balls!

Elle over at Spain Buddy was extolling the tasty delights of these little fried balls of leftover rice, so when I was about to throw the leftover brown rice from the curry last week, I stopped an inch short of the dog’s nose – poor chap –  and remembered her post.

Stan was El Cocinero del Día, as he tends to be during the week – and most weekends too  – so he went about making them up.   Actually, we thought of the recipe at the same time, he having read it in one of our cookery books.  We have many…the latest is just gorgeous – literally.


Anyway he set about rolling the rice, using grated cheese and bit of cheddar stuffed in the middle, spices and herbs and seasoning.  Then he dipped them in beaten egg…


Then flour and breadcrumbs…


A little left-over rice sure goes a long way!



He fried them in hot olive oil in a shallow pan, and we ate them with chilli dipping sauce and some tsatziki.  Next time maybe a bit of chilli inside too – but that’s personal taste.  And yes, there were some left over for the canines!


Shy eaters we have…


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elle Draper
    Aug 27, 2015 @ 15:41:47

    Ha! These are a bit gorgeous aren’t they eh? I got the recipe from Vicenzo’s Kitchen originally – and he puts a little leftover bolognese in with the cheese in the middle too. His end up the size of tennis balls – but ooh they taste good!
    E x


  2. Elle Draper
    Aug 27, 2015 @ 15:42:20

    Sorry – I meant Vicenzo’s Plate, not Kitchen


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