Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Cheese Stuffed Rice Balls with Chicken Mince Sauce

Cheese Stuffed Rice Balls with Chicken Mince Sauce
For the Chicken Mince Sauce
Ingredients
250 grams Chicken minced
1 Onion  finely chopped
1 Tomato finely chopped
4  Garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup Tomato sauce
1/4 cup frozen Peas
1  Bay leaf
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
1/2 tsp Dry Oregano
1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
Pinch of Nutmeg powder
Pinch of Clove powder
Pinch of Cinnamon powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sugar
2 tbsp Olive oil

Method
Take oil in a pan, add the minced garlic and onions. Sauté it for few minutes. Add the chicken mince, Cook till all the water dried up. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, sugar, pepper, bay leaf, chilli flakes, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, clove powder and peas, sauté it for some time. Add 2 cups of water. Close the lid, simmer and cook till the chicken mince is tender on low flame. Keep it aside.

For the Cheese stuffed Rice Balls
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups Cooked Rice
5 Eggs
2 tbsp Butter melted
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated or powder
1/2 cup  Cheddar Cheese grated
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
Mozzarella cut into small 8 cubes
1 Cup Bread crumbs
2 tbsp Parsley / Cilantro chopped
2 tbsp All purpose flour
Oil for deep  frying

Method
In a large bowl, lightly beat 2 eggs. Stir in the rice, butter, parsley / cilantro, salt, pepper, Parmesan and cheddar cheese.  Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.  Roll the mixture into equal 8 proportions to make rice balls. Press a mozzarella cube into each rice ball, reshape the rice balls. Keep the rice balls for 10 minutes in the fridge. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg. Sprinkle the flour on the rice balls. Dip each ball into the beaten egg, then roll in bread crumbs. Repeat the process. In a pan add oil to fry the rice balls till golden brown.  Drain on paper towels. Serve the rice balls with the meat sauce.