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May 24, 2009 04:47 AM

Deep fried rice balls?

Speaking so much about the triple D reminded me of an episode where Guy featured some italian joint that made these special deep fried rice balls with lost over risotto I think. They took the rice and put ground meat and cheese inside, rolled the rice around the filling, rolled it it breadcrumbs and then deep fried them. Any idea where I might be able to get something like this in TO? It looked incredible!

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  1. If I recall correctly, Centro di Formaggio on the north side of College between Clinton and Grace should have them.

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    1. re: dramarama

      Is this an eat-in restaurant? I guess I was thinking more of a restaurant... though if I cant manage to find them in a sit-in spot, then I will try for take out as well.

      1. re: hungryabbey

        It's a deli with a hot table at the back, and several tables where you can sit and eat your meal. It's cafeteria style- no table service.

    2. Black Skirt (used to be Wish) has them...Arancini...not cheap, but oh so good...Marimba!

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      1. re: Marimba

        Tre Mari on St. Clair W. used to have them. Also, if a roadtrip to Woodbridge is in order, try Grace Cheese - there's a location near Yorkdale as well but I have never been. to that one.

        1. re: tuttebene

          In Woodbridge, Paninni at Weston&Hwy 7 has them.

        2. re: Marimba

          I had it at Black Skirt a couple weeks back and they were excellent, as was the rest of the meal.

          1. re: abigllama

            what are the portions like at black skirt? is this the kind of place where you'll get a great big bowl of pasta so you wont need to order a salad, primi and secondi, or are these pretty small portions?

              1. re: hungryabbey

                They're smaller than what you're used to getting for pasta orders. I'm a big eater, had a three course meal and was comfortably full after dessert. The pasta della nona dish I had was priced around $13 and was fresh and well worth it.

          2. As Marimba said, theyre called Arancini and are pretty common in Toronto. I've seen them at a variety of take-out places (everywhere from Highland Farms to Meat on the Beach).
            Check this thread out for ideas:

            1. I also saw them on the menu at barchef, and was intrigued, but didn't try them yet.

              1. Thats great everyone, thanks so much!