Rice Balls



2 cups cooked brown rice

1/4 tsp saffron

1 onion finely chopped

1/2 cup grated carrot

3/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro

1 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp water

1/2 tsp oregano

1 tsp sweet pepper finely chopped

All purpose gluten free flour for coating

Oil for frying


Sauté.  onions and saffron and cook until onions turn soft. Add carrot and salt and cook while stirring, for about 1 minute. Add rice and remaining ingredients except the tomato paste, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow rice to cool. Add 1 tbsp tomato paste and mix well. Check salt and add more if necessary.

Mix remaining tomato paste water and 1/4 tsp salt together. Spoon a portion of rice into your hand and form into a ball. Flatten it slightly. Dip into the tomato sauce and then coat with flour. Continue until all remaining rice is gone.

Heat oil for frying. Fry rice balls until golden brown. Serve with Apple chhutney.



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