Archive | October, 2012

Homemade Italian Rice Balls

14 Oct

My homemade, from scratch, rice balls! yummo!I finally got my italian rice ball recipe nearly perfect so i thought i would share with the world!

Ingredient List:

1 lb Arborio Rice

1-1.25 lbs ground beef

3 eggs

Basil

Garlic powder and/or fresh minced garlic

Salt & pepper

Italian Seasoning

Bread Crumbs

Shredded Mozzerella cheese

Grated Parmesan cheese

Ricotta Cheese

Directions:

1. Boil rice over high heat mixed with 1 cup of water. Add water as it evaporates. Constantly stir rice or else it will stick to the pan. Keep adding water, up to about 3 cups, until rice is tender and all water is evaporated. This could take about 20-30 minutes.

2. While rice is cooking, prepare ground beef in frying pan and drain, Place in large bowl. Mix in Rice when done.

3. Add all spices, some bread crumbs, and all cheeses to bowl with the rice and meat mixture.

4. Mix 1 egg into mixture. Stir well. Mixture will be thick and sticky.

5. Mix two eggs into seperate bowl. Pour bread crumbs into second bowl.

6. Make balls out of mixture. Dip in egg bowl and then dip in breadcrumb bowl.

7. Cook in frying pan with about 1/2 inch of olive oil boiling in pan. Fry balls.

8. Serve with warmed Ragu Traditional sauce poured over balls.

I will blog when I feel like it

3 Oct

Well, hello blog! I hope I use you as much as I envision. I am often guilty of making lofty goals and talking a mighty fine good talk without always walking the walk, thus falling short on those self made promises due to general ”life” getting in the way. But at this point of time, I am really looking forward to having a centralized, easily accessible place to jot down various thoughts, happenings, ideas, etc. This will mainly be a personal journal I can write in anywhere anytime, as long as I have an internet connection. A place to record recipes, crafts, dreams, hopes, adventures, memories and the such, as I make my journey through life. A place to post whatever I want to, whenever I feel like it! I have no idea who will stumble across my little corner of the world wide web, but for those that do – I hope you enjoy your visit and find something useful here. Love.  :)