Fried Rice Pilaf Balls


Makes about 16 balls

  • 2 cups cold, day-old Rice Pilaf
  • 1/2 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, plus more if necessary
  • Marina sauce, homemade or store-bought, for serving (optional)

Shape the leftover rice into small, walnut-sized balls. Make sure they are compact so they don't fall apart while cooking.

Place the breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Roll the rice balls in the breadcrumbs and shake off excess.

Heat the canola oil so it coats the bottom of a small skillet with about 1/4 inch of oil. Add half of the rice balls in an even layer. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until light brown. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel-lined dish. Repeat with the remaining rice balls.

Serve immediately with marinara sauce, if desired.

by The Savvy Kitchen