Deep-fried rice balls

Prep 45 mins

Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Serves 8 people

Make a tasty little starter with some cooked Payasa rice. Serve your guests this crispy deep-fried rice balls with tangy tomato sauce.


2 Eggs
5 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp dried parsley
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
500 ml water
200 gm uncooked Payasa rice
150 gm breadcrumbs
500 ml oil


1. Whisk eggs in a medium sized bowl
2. Add cheese, parsley, pepper and 1 tsp salt to the whisked egg and mix well. Cover and chill.
3. Bring the water to boil with 1 tsp salt added to it.
4. Simmer the flame after the water is boiled. Add rice to it and cook rice until water is almost absorbed, stirring frequently.
5. Remove from heat and slowly pour it in the bowl with egg and other ingredients.
6. Stir swiftly prevent egg from scrambling. Allow rice mixture to cool for an hour.
7. Keep the breadcrumbs ready on a flat plate.
8. Make small rice rolls out of the preparation, coat each one with breadcrumbs.
9. In a small, deep frying pan, heat oil (Should have enough oil to completely cover the rice balls.)
10. Fry rice balls turning frequently to get a golden brown texture.
11. Drain them on kitchen paper and serve warm with sauce.

Health Benefits

  1. Payasa rice is rich in dietary fibre, protein and low in GI.
  2. Parmesan cheese is naturally low in fat.
  3. The antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in parsley help in improving immunity.