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Fluffy, creamy, spicy – these rice bombs are heavenly delicious and aromatic. They fill you up and enchant everyone at the dinner table with their appearance.
What’s more, you can make this vegetarian dish with rice yourself in a flash. All you need are a few common ingredients that you may already have at home. A detailed rice balls recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found below.
Aromatic creamy combination
Delicious flavor and irresistible aroma are ideally matched in these rice balls. The al dente cooked rice combines perfectly with the creamy melted grated cheese and mozzarella.
Garlic, lemon, parsley and white wine make the dish very aromatic. Already during its preparation spreads in the kitchen a seductive smell that is guaranteed no one can resist.
Quick dish with rice vegetarian
Are you looking for a quick dish with rice for lunch or dinner that is vegetarian and delicious? At the same time you have little time to cook?
Try these flavorful rice bombs! They’re quick to make, filling and simply delicious. For the rice balls you just have to cook the rice, mix it with cheese, form balls from the mixture and put them in the oven. Now wait for about 10 minutes and you’ll have a delicious meal on the dining table.
Serve vegetarian rice balls
The rice bombs not only taste incredibly delicious, but they also fill you up. This makes them an ideal main dish that you can serve for lunch or dinner. They go perfectly with a vegetable salad.
The vegetarian rice balls taste best warm directly after being baked in the oven. However, they are still delicious in the next couple of days. Store the rice bombs in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for about 3 days. Before serving, you can warm them up briefly in the oven.
An eye-catcher at any celebration
With their unique look, rice bombs attract the attention of everyone at the dining table. So you can serve them not only during the week, but also at a party. Enchant your guests with this particularly tasty and aromatic rice dish, which also looks good enough to eat.
The rice bombs are
- an eye-catcher on the dining table,
- ideal as a main course for lunch or dinner,
- perfect for a party,
- easy and quick to make from common ingredients.
Rice balls recipe
You can find the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions for making the baked vegetarian rice balls yourself below in the box recipe.
For the rice bombs recipe you need
- natural rice (use long grain rice) and water to boil,
- mozzarella and grated cheese,
- white wine,
- onion and garlic,
- fresh parsley,
- lemon zest,
- salt and pepper for seasoning
- and some vegetable oil for frying.
To roll the rice balls, you will need an egg and some rusk. The rusk must be crumbled beforehand.
How to make baked rice balls: this is how it works
- Fry the onion in vegetable oil until translucent, add the garlic and lemon zest and fry briefly. Add rice, white wine and water and simmer until rice is cooked and liquid is completely absorbed. Add cheese and herbs, stir until cheese is melted and let cool, seasoning with salt and pepper.
- Form balls of the rice mixture, dip in beaten egg and roll in rusk. Bake the rice balls in the oven at 180 °C for about 10 minutes. Your rice bombs are ready!
How to make baked rice balls: tips and tricks
- The best way to make rice bombs is with long-grain rice.
- It is essential that the rice absorbs all the liquid during cooking so that the rice balls do not melt when baked in the oven.
- The amount of water specified in the recipe may vary. Use as much water as indicated on your rice package and replace some of it with the same amount of white wine.
- Cook the rice until al dente so your rice bombs don’t get mushy.
- Use good quality white wine for the rice dish.
- You can add more spices or herbs to your taste to the rice balls.
Have you made vegetarian rice balls using this recipe? I look forward to your result, your star rating and your comment on the recipe below, how you have succeeded and tasted the baked rice bombs.
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- Baked zucchini: vegetarian recipe for zucchini slices with feta
- Cheese pasta – the best recipe for the creamiest pasta with cheese sauce
Rice bombs / baked vegetarian rice balls
- 150 g long grain rice
- approx. 210 ml water (or according to package instructions minus the amount of wine)
- 220 g mozzarella
- 50 g grated cheese
- 90 ml white wine
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 small bunch of parsley
- lemon zest from 1 organic lemon
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- approx. 50 g rusk
- 1 egg
- Chop onion into small pieces. Chop garlic finely.
- In a deep frying pan, fry the onion in vegetable oil until translucent.
- Add lemon zest as well as minced garlic to the onion in the pan and stir fry it for about 1 minute.
- Add rice, white wine and water, stir, bring to a boil and simmer with the lid on for about 20 minutes (or according to package directions from the rice) until the rice is cooked and has completely absorbed the liquid. (Note my tips and tricks for this here at the top of the post).
- Cut mozzarella into small cubes and chop parsley.
- Add grated cheese, diced mozzarella, and chopped parsley to the rice in the pan, stir until the cheese is melted, and remove the pan from the heat. Let the rice mixture cool, seasoning it with salt and pepper to taste.
- Whisk egg in a small bowl. Finely crumble rusks in another small bowl.
- Form 6 balls from the rice mixture, dip each ball in the egg and then roll in the rusk.
- Spread the rice balls on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake them in a preheated oven at 180 °C for about 10 minutes.
- The rice must absorb all of the liquid while cooking so that the rice balls do not melt when baked in the oven.
- The amount of water specified in the recipe may vary. Use as much water as indicated on the rice package and replace some of it with the same amount of white wine.
- Cook the rice until al dente so that the rice bombs do not become mushy.
- The time to cool the rice mixture is not included in the preparation time.
- Note the detailed tips and tricks for making the rice balls at the top of the post.