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Spinach Rice Balls Recipe

Spinach Rice Balls

1 Cup (7 oz / 198g) Arborio Rice 14.5 oz (411g) Chicken Broth 1 oz (28g) Baby Spinach / Spring Mix 1/3 Cup (3 oz / 85g) Parmesan Cheese 1 Mozzarella Cheese Stick 1 Egg 1 Small Onion 1 Garlic Clove Italian Style Bread Crumbs All Purpose Flour Vegetable Oil Salt and Pepper Preparation: 1- Dice the onion. 2- Slice the herbs to smaller size. 3- Slice the mozzarella cheese stick in one inch. Directions: 1- Fry the onions and garlic clove with vegetable oil until golden. 2- Stir in the arborio rice and continue frying for another minute. 3- Bring the chicken broth to a boil. 4- Gradually add the chicken broth to the mixture. Keep heating until the chicken broth gets absorbed then stir in some more. 5- Turn the heat off, stir in the baby spinach and spring mix, parmesan cheese, and as much as salt and pepper you would prefer. 6- Stir thoroughly. Set aside to cool down. 7- Beat one egg in a small container. Transfer bread crumbs and flour onto separate containers. 8- Take two table spoon of the rice mixture. Place a slice of the mozzarella cheese and wrap the rice around it to form a ball. 9- Coat/dip the rice ball into the flour then egg and then coat with the broad crumbs. 10- Deep fry the rice balls in vegetable oil.



Spinach Rice Balls are rich source of vitamin B12. Spinach rice balls can make a good side dish as well as a light dinner. One serving (3.5 oz / 100g) of this spinach rice balls recipe contains 173 calories (65 calories from fat), 7.2g total fat (2.5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 88mg potassium, 20.2g total carbohydrates (0.9g dietary fiber, 0.6g sugars), and 6.8g protein.

nutritional facts

Serving Size 100g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173  Calories from fat 65
Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.2g11%
Saturated Fat 2.5g  12%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 266mg11%
Potassium 88mg3%
Total Carbohydrates 20.2g7%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g  4% Sugars 0.6g
Protein 6.8g

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