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Bolinhos de Arroz
(little rice balls)

Makes about 12

1 egg, lightly beaten
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 green scallion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
3 to 4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup leftover rice
Vegetable oil for frying

Mix together the egg, onion, scallion, parsley, flour, milk and salt. Add rice. Fry rounded tablespoons of the batter in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.


From Eat Smart In Brazil. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, Ginkgo Press.


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