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Rice balls, an ancient Ragusan recipe

Ragusa rice balls

Preparing Ragusan rice balls is really simple and once you taste them you will never stop cooking them. Let's see all the steps of the recipe.

Rice balls should not be confused with arancini . In fact, if in both cases cooked rice is used, the recipe that we propose today is much simpler. In fact, this typical product is prepared simply by mixing rice, eggs, parsley and grated caciocavallo , which is then given the characteristic shape of a meatball.

This delicious finger food should be fried and do not try to skip this step by opting for light cooking. You know that there is very little light in Sicilian cuisine. We guarantee that at the first taste, when you see the cheese spinning , you will understand that you have made the right choice.

Ragusa rice balls
Ragusa rice balls

How to prepare the Ragusa rice meatballs recipe

  1. First, cook the rice in salted water for 15 minutes . Once ready, drain it and mix it with the butter.
  2. Separately, in a bowl, beat 2 eggs with a pinch of salt, a sprinkle of pepper and the grated caciocavallo with a grater with large holes. Then incorporate the chopped parsley with a knife.
  3. Add the rice and mix well until the mixture is dry and workable with your hands . If necessary, you can add a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs. Shape into balls about the size of a walnut and as they are ready, place them on a plate.
  4. Beat the two eggs left in one dish and put the breadcrumbs in another. Pass the meatballs first in the egg and then in the bread, then fry them in plenty of seed oil until they are golden and crunchy.
  5. Drain them with a slotted spoon and pass them on absorbent paper before serving, very hot.

If you love delicious recipes do not miss this: it is something incredible despite being very simple to make.


As with all fried foods, also in this case our advice is to consume them as soon as they are made . If you have any leftovers, you can heat them briefly in a pan before consuming them.

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