Stuffed Peppers, Rice & Cheese Balls

1 hour and 15 minutes to cook and prepare

Serves 4 – 8

Ingredients

Rice

250ml Allsome Rice
1l Water
1 Pomegranate
1 Tin of sweetcorn
1 Raw red cabbage
1 Fresh thyme

 

Peppers

4 Large red, yellow and orange peppers
1tbsp Sunfoil oil
1 Salt and pepper

 

Rice Cheeseballs

250ml Allsome Rice
1l Water
1tbsp Saffron
2tbsp Butter
150g Mozzarella
50g Parmesan
Breadcrumbs
2tbsp Flour
Half a cup Sunfoil Oil
1 Fresh thyme (garnish)
1bottle Tomato and chilli relish dip – Bought in store

 

Serving Suggestions

• Olives and Greek feta cheese
• Mini baguettes rolls
• Apples and red plums
• Passion fruit with sparkling water

Method

  1. Cook the Allsome Rice according to instructions on pack.
  2. Remove the seeds from the pomegranate.
  3. Once the rice is cooked, add the pomegranate seeds and the sweetcorn.
  4. Chop the red cabbage and add to the rice mixture.
  5. Mix the rice, pomegranate seeds, sweetcorn and chopped red cabbage together well.
  6. Cut the peppers into half and remove the seeds.
  7. Brush the peppers with oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper.
  8. Place peppers cut side up in a baking dish. Roast for 30 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  9. Stuff the peppers with the rice mixture and drizzle with oil.
  10. Dissolve the saffron in the hot water and stir into the rice with the Parmesan. Leave to cool slightly, and then stir in the butter and 1 egg.
  11. Beat 1 egg in a deep plate and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  12. Form the cooled rice into 10 balls about the size of a mandarin orange. Make a depression in the centre with your finger and fill with the diced cheese. Seal the opening.
  13. Dust the rice balls with flour and roll first in egg and then in breadcrumbs.
  14. Heat the oil in a deep pan and fry the rice balls, a few at a time, until golden. Drain on kitchen paper.
  15. Place on a serving plate and garnish with thyme sticks poked into the rice balls.
  16. Use the in-store bottled tomato and chilli relish as a dip.

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