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I started making these when I was a student. I love the combination of prawns, rice, and creamy white sauce.


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25 mins
13 mins
15 mins
53 mins
8 croquettes


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until softened and browned, about 5 minutes. Add shrimp; cook and stir until opaque, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour and white wine. Pour in milk gradually, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon; cook until white sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Remove white sauce from heat. Stir in rice until evenly mixed. Add Parmesan cheese, dill, salt, and black pepper. Cool until mixture is easily handled, about 15 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place 3 tablespoons flour in a shallow bowl. Whisk egg in a small bowl. Spread bread crumbs on a plate.

  • Form rice mixture into 8 equal balls. Roll 1 ball in flour, dip in beaten egg, and coat with bread crumbs. Repeat with remaining balls.

  • Deep-fry in hot oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If there doesn't seem to be enough white sauce to evenly coat the rice in step 2, you can gradually stir in a little bit more milk until it seems to be enough.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 21.5g; fat 7.5g; cholesterol 54.2mg; sodium 412mg. Full Nutrition