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Deep Fried Beef and Pork Rice Balls

Deep Fried Beef and Pork Rice Balls

Serve as a snack or starter. Pack in lunchboxes for a special treat.

  • Serves: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Prep time:
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    30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
    30 ml (2 tbsp) butter
    1 small onion, diced
    1 cloves garlic, chopped
    250 g minced beef
    250 g minced pork
    5 large fresh sweet basil leaves, chopped
    30 m (2 tbsp) tomato paste
    30 ml (2 tbsp) tomato sauce
    5 ml (1 tsp) sugar
    1/4 cup frozen or fresh peas
    250 ml (1 cup) cooked Spekko Long Grain Parboiled Rice
    250 (1 cup) grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
    ½ cup flour
    2 eggs, whisked
    250 ml (1 cup) seasoned bread crumbs
    500 ml (2 cups) sunflower oil
    chopped basil and coriander
    grated cheddar cheese
    salt and pepper
    chilli sauce


    1.In a large frying pan over medium heat add the oil and butter. Sauté the onions and the chopped garlic for 2 minutes. Add in the beef and pork and brown. Set aside.
    2.Heat tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, sugar and basil until thickened. Add peas while still warm. Take off heat and set aside. Add the rice and salt and pepper to taste. Cool.
    3.Take 2 tablespoons of the rice mixture and form a cup.
    4.Place 1/2 teaspoon of the meat mixture to centre of the rice cup, add 1 teaspoon of the rice over the meat mixture and roll in a ball. Roll the rice ball in the flour, then the egg and then the seasoned bread crumbs. Cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
    5.Heat the oil in a frying pan deep-fry the rice balls until lightly browned.
    6.Serve garnished with some grated cheese, chilli sauce and chopped basil or coriander.

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