RECIPE IDEA: Crispy Sausage Rice Balls
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Don here, with a terrific recipe idea, Crispy Sausage Rice Balls, that I made from leftover Sticky Rice.
While Lois was out of town one time this summer, I made some Sticky Rice for myself and our dog, Pepper, who was a bit under the weather. The veterinarian said to give him a bland diet, and suggested rice. But I made too much.
What to do with leftovers?
When Lois returned, I still had some rice in the refrigerator. In truth, a couple of cups. What to do with two cups of leftover sticky rice, I pondered. I took a look at our cookbooks and found Sicilian Rice Balls in one of our Italian cookbooks (Ciao Italia by Mary Ann Esposito—it’s a good one). It looked like we had all the ingredients, but of course, I took some liberties with my version of the recipe. The result was delicious. As a tasty alternative, you could use hot or sweet Italian sausage instead of breakfast sausage patties.
We ate it with Homemade Pasta Sauce and Stuffed Eggplant, a tasty recipe that Lois concocted from the vegetables we had in the refrigerator. It was an excellent combination.
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For this recipe, I used Ciao Italia cookbook, measuring cups, measuring spoons, a cheese grater, a cup and fork, two baking dishes (for dipping and dredging), a knife, a cutting board and a heavy bottomed pan, similar to these:
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