EVERY DAY: AN EASY – FAST – AND CHEAP – RECIPE THAT SUITS EVERYONE
Here we are with another quick and easy recipe perfect to share both with family and friends: a finger food simply irresistible: the rice balls with saffron and peas.
RICE BALLS WITH SAFFRON AND PEAS
Ingredients for 4 people: 200 g rice – 25 g butter – 30 g grated Parmesan cheese – 1 sachet of saffron powder – 150 g cooked peas – 2 eggs – breadcrumbs – fresh parsley – peanut oil for frying – salt – pepper
Preparing saffron and peas rice balls is really simple. Bring to the boil a saucepan with water, a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, saffron and coarse salt.
When the water starts boiling add the rice and cook for 10-12 minutes, then drain well and transfer into a bowl with the cooked peas. Add butter, parmesan, chopped parsley and stir, adding salt and pepper to taste. Let cool well. With your hands moistened, form the rice balls.
Pass them first in the beaten eggs and then in the breadcrumbs so as to cover them evenly. You can also repeat the step twice, to have a double breading.
Fry in plenty of hot oil at 170 ºC. until golden brown.
Drain with a ladle and serve the rice balls with saffron and peas still warm.
Enjoy your meal!