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Rice and Parmesan Cheese Bombs

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time40 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

These are little cakes of rice with ham, mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh cheese

Ingredients for Sauce
 ½ lb ground beef
 ½ lb pork sausage
 3 oz dried porcini mushroom
 1 onion
 2 celery sticks
 2 carrots
 bay leaves
 whole black pepper
 tomato puree
 white wine
Ingredients for the Rice
 1 lb arborio rice
 ½ lb cooked ham
 3.50 oz fresh cheese
 7 oz heavy cream
 1 large mozzarella
 parmesan cheese
 1.30 oz butter
Directions for the Sauce

Chop onions, celery and carrots finely


Sautee chopped vegetables in olive oil


Soak the dry porcini mushrooms in hot water for 10 m. Drain the water out but save it in a separate bowl. Chop the mushrooms


When the vegetables are browned, add the minced meat and let it brown as well. Use a large whisk to break down the meat as it is sizzling


Pour half a glass of dry white wine and let the alcohol evaporate . NOTE: Please make sure the meat is sizzling and all the juice has evaporated from the pan before you add the wine. Wait about 5 m for the wine to evaporate


Add the mushrooms and the water in which the mushroom soaked


Add salt and pepper to taste


Add the tomato puree and some broth or hot water


Let simmer for 2-3 hours


If the sauce is thick, add some of the water from the mushrooms

Directions for the Rice

Boil the rice in hot water with some salt for only ten minutes. Drain and leave aside


Using a mold shaped for a bundt cake, grease the sides, and layer with slices of ham (so they fall a bit 'off the edges). You can also use alluminum foil small cups if you prefer to make single servings


Create another layer with the slices of cheese.


Season the rice with butter, heavy cream, mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano, mix well


Pour the rice into the baking mold and cover the top with the ham strips protruding from the mold


Cover with aluminum foil bake 180 °C or 350 °F for 25 minutes


Remove the foil, cover with a plate, and flip it!


Remove the foil, cover with a plate, and flip it!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0