Rice Croquettes

Rice Croquettes A croquette is a small breadcrumbed fried food roll containing, usually as main ingredients, mashed potatoes and/or ground meat (veal, beef, chicken, or turkey), sometimes with a filling, like cheese, is usually shaped into a cylinder, disk or oval shape and then deep-fried.

The croquette (from the French croquer, “to crunch”) gained worldwide popularity, both as a delicacy and as a fast food.

Rice Croquettes

1 1/3— Cups of Cooked Basmati White Rice

1/2 — Teaspoon Salt

1 1/2— Cups Breadcrumbs

3 — Large Eggs

1 — Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese

2 — Tablespoons Chopped Basil

1 — Teaspoon Minced Garlic

1/2 — Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper 

Heat vegetable oil to 350° over medium, high heat in a cast iron skillet.

Mix all ingredients together (all but 1 cup of breadcrumbs) and begin shaping the mixture into 18 (1/4—cup) balls. Cover the rice balls with the remaining breadcrumbs.

Fry rice balls, in batches, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.