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Bolinhos de Arroz

Been awfully quiet over here! You all still alive? Watching? Cooking?

Anyway, I've been interested in trying my hand at these for some time now. Finally went hunting for an easy recipe that uses leftover (rather than making fresh) rice. Adapted from a recipe found on About.com. ;)

Sorry about the picture. Couldn't seem to keep my hands still. :P

Bolinhos de Arroz

2 c. Leftover Rice
1 c. Water
3 TBL. Heavy Cream
1 Egg
1/4 c. Finely Chopped Red Onion*
1 Green Onion, Finely Chopped*
2 TBL. Finely Chopped Parsley*
1 tsp. Baking Powder
4 TBL. Grated Parmesan Cheese (opt)
3/4 c. AP Flour**
1 tsp. Salt
Oil For Frying

Combine rice and water in saucepan and bring to low boil. Cook until water is absorbed. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except oil and mix well. Add more flour if necessary to form a dough that can be form into balls. Heat oil in heavy pan or deep fryer to 350 degrees. Flour hands and roll dough into small balls about the size of a walnut***. Fry 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Let drain on paper towels.

*Finaly chopped in this case means fairly close to minced. ;)
**The original recipe called for 1/2 c. I put in closer to a cup of flour and the dough was still a little sticky. Might try refrigerating it or trimming down the water in the rice next time.
***Watch the size. Smaller ones will cook through better. I had some that were a bit on the large side and they were a bit doughy on the inside despite being quite browned on the outside.


These look really really good! Do they freeze well?
We ate them all and it's the first time I made them, so not sure. lol

Kids really liked them!
this looks delish.

Bolinhos de Arroz

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I want to try this. I enjoy Portuguese foods.