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Lemon Rice Balls

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Lemon Rice Balls recipe is the most appealing among other south indian dishes. Easy to prepare and amazingly tasty to eat, these rice balls can now be served to your guests. Grated lemon peels and portion of lemon juice is all it takes to make a grand dish of Lemon Rice Balls. If you haven't tried your luck yet, this is the greatest scope.
  White rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), well washed
  Water 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs) (1-1/2 Cups Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Fresh lemon juice 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Freshly grated lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic olive oil 2 Tablespoon

Spread rice evenly on the bottom of a saucepan; combine water and lemon juice and add to rice.
Let stand at least 1 hour.
Bring to boil over high heat, uncovered, and reduce heat slightly.
Cook until all the water has evaporated from surface.
Cover immediately and cook at lowest heat 30 to 40 minutes.
Rice should be sticky but not gooey.
Season with lemon peel, salt and pepper, stirring in with a fork.
Adjust seasonings to taste.When cool enough to handle, form rice into 30 marble-sized balls.
These may be made ahead and kept at room temperature up to 4 hours.
Saute balls in oil, turning several times, until they barely start to turn golden.
Do not saute too long or they will become crusty.
Drain on paper toweling and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 774 Calories from Fat 256

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g43.9%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g17%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 979.6 mg40.8%

Total Carbohydrates 116 g38.8%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.3%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 10 g19.4%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 23.1%

Calcium 2.6% Iron 14.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lemon Rice Balls Recipe