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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
50 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
40 croquettes
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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; protein 6.9g; carbohydrates 10.4g; fat 3.2g; cholesterol 60.1mg; sodium 139.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2014
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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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
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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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2020
I made per the recipe, although I've made these many times. The recipe is good. Not to be a nudge, but these are called "arancini balls" not croquettes. It is a Sicilian dish derived from North Africa. It can usually be found in 'old school' Brooklyn restaurants or Brooklynites that have migrated, but I'm starting to see them catch on elsewhere. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2020
These are very good. I actually used Italian Pork Sausage instead of giblets. They were fantastic! Will have a stash ready for a dinner with a leafy salad! Read More