Gorgonzola Rice Croquettes

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Gorgonzola is a veined Italian blue cheese, made from unskimmed cow's and/or goat's milk. It can be buttery or firm, crumbly and quite salty, with a 'bite' from its blue veining. It has been made since the early Middle Ages, but became marbled with greenish-blue mold only in the eleventh century. It is frequently used in Italian cooking. The name comes from Gorgonzola, a small town near Milan, Italy.

  • 2 cup Cooked short-grain rice
  • 200 g Gorgonzola
  • 2 Eggs, medium
  • 1 cup Fresh bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

  1. Beat eggs lightly with chopsticks until they are just combined. Gently stir in rice until thoroughly incorporated, taking care not to mash the rice. Dice the Gorgonzola.
  2. Scoop up 1 soupspoon of the rice mixture, place a cube of Gorgonzola in the center and top with another spoon of rice. Form into a ball with your hands and roll them in bread crumbs. Refrigerate them for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep pan until hot. Fry the rice balls 5 at a time, about 5 minutes until they've turn golden brown. Serve immediately on a bed of salad.


MaryMoh 13/3/10 07:26

Whah....fabulous little rice balls, oozing with creamy cheese! Looks so fun to make and eat. Would be great for my women's parties.

zurin 13/3/10 09:44

you make the most outrageous food Angie.. I mean ..Just look at that!!

TasteHongKong 13/3/10 09:46

A brilliant use of cooked rice while luring the fans of cheese.

Anonymous 13/3/10 09:51

Look at the gooey centre!!! Another great recipe form you!

Cherine 13/3/10 10:05

Yummy sounds delicious!!

Joy 13/3/10 10:15

Yum Yum Yum! How I love these! But I have never made them. Thankyou for a gorgeous recipe!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi 13/3/10 10:39

Oh, my! I'm drooling at the melting cheese within the croquettes!! They look so yummy and I bet they taste just as good, too!

Anncoo 13/3/10 11:54

WOW! This really makes me drooling. Can't take my eyes off that picture. Looks fabulous!

Jagruti 13/3/10 12:11

Wow...your pics making me drool here..superb and tempting!!

♥peachkins♥ 13/3/10 12:18

I think this tastes wonderful but I'm wondering.... Isn't it hard to roll the rice into a ball when its already dipped in egg???

Tina 13/3/10 13:42

Wow..fabulous rice croquettes...Sounds new and interesting..Yummm...

Angie's Recipes 13/3/10 14:15

♥peachkins♥: Actually not...but you can always try covering the cheese with the rice, then soak with the egg, finally with bread crumbs.

Kitchen Butterfly 13/3/10 14:37

We're on the same wavelength....just made rice balls with mozzarella centres. These look lovely........hmmmm

My Little Space 13/3/10 15:00

OMG...these boms look fantastic! Just kill me with them..... hahaha....

tasteofbeirut 13/3/10 15:02

Fabulous recipe! I was familliar with the italians rice balls but have never seen them stuffed with gorgonzola.

Saveurs et Gourmandises 13/3/10 15:04

J'en ai fait avec de la mozzarella mais pas avec du gorgonzola.
Ça doit être meilleur au niveau du goût.
See soon.

Rachana Kothari 13/3/10 15:10

A mouthwatering recipe...and your pics make them even more tempting Angie:)

Heavenly Housewife 13/3/10 15:25

Fried cheese, you are so clever! This looks absolutely delicious daaahling! Have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

Shirley @ Kokken69 13/3/10 15:30

I really shouldn't be eating this but I am going to earmark this to try asap. What a visual treat!

Joy 13/3/10 15:33

That looks good. I wouldn't think of deep frying rice.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 13/3/10 15:36

Wor, this look beautiful and I bet the taste also unforgetable!

Divina Pe 13/3/10 15:58

I really love gorgonzola. This is a great appetizer or even a snack. :)

Gulmohar 13/3/10 17:14

Great snack..love the gooey inside :-)

alwayswinner786 13/3/10 17:20

Sound interesting and can be served as delicious party snacks in the weekend.

Ivy 13/3/10 17:33

I love gorgonzola and surely I would love to try these.

Nostalgia 13/3/10 17:50

Delicious! The pictures are awesome, great presentation and love the idea of crunchy out and gooey inside.

Mary 13/3/10 17:55

Your rice croquettes look wonderful. I try to stay away from fried foods, but I think I'll have to make an exception here. Wow! They'd be a perfect party appetizer.

Cristina @ TeenieCakes 13/3/10 18:06

These look sinfully delicious! Beautiful photography...I can taste them through your photos!

Sook 13/3/10 20:01

Ahh... these look incredible! I love croquettes! I was just talking about it the other day. :)

kothiyavunu 13/3/10 22:01

Looks so fab! Can't wait to make those :)

Arlette 13/3/10 23:53

Oh my god I wish i asked for a million dollars,
I had some leftover rice sitting in the fridge since two nights and I am looking for this recipe....
Gorgeous... Thanks Angie this is my treat.

doggybloggy 14/3/10 01:09

all you had to say was gorgonzola and I am melting but then the pics with the ooey gooey goodness - wow!

SamuelGoh 14/3/10 01:25

rice balls with blue cheese... hmm.. it will be smellily interesting

Cinnamon-Girl 14/3/10 02:48

You have no idea how much I love rice croquettes Angie! I never had them with blue cheese. So delicious!

Tuty @Scentofspice.com 14/3/10 03:15

Lovely pics and mouthwatering rice croquettes. They make me want to reach into the screen :-)

Peanutts 14/3/10 03:31

Hello:) , look at all that cheese oozing out yummm,

Trissa 14/3/10 03:48

The last picture just makes me smile - that melted cheese looks gooey and delicious!

pigpigscorner 14/3/10 16:01

Love the ooey gooey centre! Very sinful but love it!

KennyT 14/3/10 17:28

Look at that cheese oozing makes me feel excited

Cheah 14/3/10 17:35

Gosh, such fabulous pics, Angie! Can feel the cheese oozing out!

Velva 14/3/10 20:52

I love blue cheese!!! These croquettes look fabulous. I would surely love these :-)

btw, yes paprika jelly would be the same as pepper jelly.

Anonymous 14/3/10 21:36

Oh, yum! I love the melted gorgonzola inside these!

Chef E 14/3/10 21:58

Wow Ang, I only heard of Risotto balls until I came to New Jersey, now you have me drooling over these. I am planning a similar thing to post this Wednesday, not same ingredients, but something for our holiday.

Hey sign up for Twitter, and follow me- CookAppeal, I will let you know when the Sip and Twits are, and also you can keep me posted on your new stuff...I am there so much I forget to check my blog reader for new posts!

Hope all is well on your side of the country!

Man I am still thinking of all your goodies over here!

3 hungry tummies 15/3/10 01:22

They are like arancini without having to make the risotto first, what a brilliant idea!

theUngourmet 15/3/10 06:03

Oh my goodness! Look at all of that cheesy goodness! These look terrific!

Pete 15/3/10 06:45

Wah, creamy cheesy rice balls....nice!

Sophie 15/3/10 09:48

Helo Angie!!

Very tasty & inviting croquettes!! They look so fantastic on the inside too,...mmmmmmm!

Shri 15/3/10 14:29

They look so tempting..

Sarah Naveen 15/3/10 15:01

exceelent clikc..croquettes looks absolutely delicious..yummy yumm!!

Fearless Kitchen 15/3/10 16:11

What a fun recipe! I bet these go over wonderfully at cocktail parties.

Joie de vivre 15/3/10 18:41

These look like a little bite of heaven.

Katy ~ 15/3/10 23:40

I want to pop one of these into my mouth right now! Ooooooh, do these look sensational!

Bridgett 16/3/10 18:08

I bet the gorgonzola really gives it that kick of flavor that instantly hooks you and gets you addicted!

art and appetite 17/3/10 09:47

Goodness, I am still dreaming about this. This is truly food from heaven.

lisaiscooking 17/3/10 20:10

These look so tempting! The melted cheese in the center is just lovely.

Dee 19/3/10 04:05

Oh, Angie. These look wonderful. I simply wish I were living next door to you:) These seem like they would melt in the mouth. Yummy!

Diana's Cocina 22/3/10 05:30

I'm hooked. These look incredible.

The Duo Dishes 23/3/10 14:03

This is an entirely new way to do arancini. Yum!

Justin 23/3/10 18:50

i love gorgonzola, so i'd probably be crazy for these

nikki 24/3/10 18:48

Gooey gorgonzola cheese tucked in fried rice, I must try these!

Roofing Contractors NYC 5/4/10 10:21

Nice post wonderful i like it :) yummy hmmmmmmmm
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