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Qifqi - Albanian Rice Balls

Qifqi - Albanian Rice Balls are a quick and easy appetizer to serve at any party!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Albanian
Servings: 26 Qifqi
Calories: 36kcal




  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  • Add rice, reduce heat to low, cover and steam until rice has absorbed all of the water, about 15 minutes. Leave to cool to room temperature.
  • In a bowl, beat 4 eggs with the mint, black pepper and salt.
  • Add the rice and mix until thoroughly combined and rice is well coated with the egg.
  • Heat a molded pan and brush each cavity with a little olive oil.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, fill each cavity with the rice.
  • Cover and cook on low heat 5-10 minutes on each side until golden and crispy.
  • Serve with ajvar or your favorite Balkan vegetable spread.


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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