Last Sunday, we had planned for lunch together with our Indian neighbors and I wanted to try Baked rice balls since the day I saw it in Masterchef episode. They had deep fried it with cheese and also had quite a lot of calories. So, I planned to bake it.
The flour, egg and bread crumbs make the rice balls very crispy from outside. It came out spicy and soft in the inside & looked spectacular and our neighbors loved it!!! You can serve these Baked Rice balls with chutney or sauce of your choice. If you wish to have it as a snack, you can make smaller balls, stuff it with some mozzarella and deep fry it. I served it with Mint and Green mango chutney and if you wish to try it, Click here for the recipe.
|Cooked rice||2 cups|
|Garam masala powder||1/2 tsp|
|Chilli powder||1/2 tsp|
|Coriander powder||1/2 tsp|
|Lemon juice||1 tsp|
|Corn flour||1 cup|
|Bread crumbs||2 cups|
Chop the spinach, carrot, bell pepper and onion into small pieces.
In a mixing bowl, add cooked rice, chopped vegetables, salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and lemon juice.
Wet your hands, take a portion of rice and roll it into a ball, press the ball well so that the rice can hold together.
Roll the ball on corn flour till it is coated on all sides.
Drop the corn flour coated ball into beaten egg and coat it evenly.
Now, roll the ball on bread crumbs and coat the ball well with bread crumbs.
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
Place the rice balls on aluminium foil/baking sheet lined baking tray.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or more for crispier balls. Serve hot with any sauce, ketchup or chutney.
- If you do not want to use egg, you can dip the balls in a bowl of milk before coating with bread crumbs.