I'd like to thank Aunt Angela and Uncle Bill for sharing their recipe, and I hope you can give it a try soon. It would be a great addition to any party menu.

Chef John
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine chicken giblets, 1 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a pressure cooker; cook for about 20 minutes.

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  • Drain giblets and let cool, about 10 minutes. Chop giblets in a food processor or by hand; set aside.

  • Bring rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Spread cooked rice onto a baking sheet to cool, about 5 minutes. Transfer rice to a large bowl.

  • Mix in giblets, grated Parmesan cheese, marinara sauce, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, eggs, parsley, salt, and ground pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Remove rice and giblet mixture from refrigerator and form 2-inch, football shaped croquettes. Roll croquettes in bread crumbs and place on a baking sheet.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook breaded croquettes until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Cook's Note:

Instead of using pressure cooker, you can simmer the giblets in a saucepan until tender.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; 3.2 g total fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 140 mg sodium. 10.4 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2014
I followed the recipe as directed with the exception of the meat. I used a mild Italian sausage in place of the giblets. I found the delicious and will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2014
I followed the recipe as directed with the exception of the meat. I used a mild Italian sausage in place of the giblets. I found the delicious and will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2014
I followed the recipe as directed with the exception of the meat. I used a mild Italian sausage in place of the giblets. I found the delicious and will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
Was very good. I was suprized! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2014
I will be making these again! I had to make substitutions but this recipe is so versatile you could really just go through your pantry and throw something together. I used jasmine rice and morning star veggie meat. I also added onion and garlic because I always use those. This recipe is also very budget friendly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2016
Agreed that you could make it however you want. I used chopped chicken and risotto seasoned it up a little more and my book club was impressed. Thanks it was worth the time! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2016
These were tasty. We are a mostly vegetarian family so we skipped the giblets but added some flavored tvp crumbles and a small piece of fresh mozzarella to the center of the rice balls. A good way to use up whatever you have at hand in the pantry. Oh I used panko breadcrumbs because that's what I had on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2017
I did a couple of small tweaks and used corn flake crumbs instead of bread crumbs and used creamy vodka sauce in place of marinara. Still awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2016
These were delicious! Making these croquettes is also the only way to get my picky boyfriend to eat rice. Read More
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