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  • Writer's pictureElan Dakota Halpern

Spaghetti and Spicy Rice Balls

Updated: Oct 10, 2019

This pasta dish throws an interesting twist by subbing meatballs for spicy rice balls.

Serves 60, Prep Time 45 mins, Total Time 75


3 lb. uncooked spaghetti

16 cups cooked rice

8 cups quick oats

3 med. onions, chopped

4 cups bread crumbs

4 cups milk

2 bunches basil, chopped

1 bunch oregano, chopped

2 tsp. cayenne pepper

8 eggs, beaten

4 cups wheat germ

1/2 cup olive oil

1 gallon pasta sauce

salt and pepper to taste

Parmesan cheese


1. Cook and drain spaghetti.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix rice, oats, onion, bread crumbs, milk, basil, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and egg.Shape into balls; roll in wheat germ to coat. (Bread crumbs can be substituted here)

3. Brown the rice balls in a pan over medium heat, or in the oven, until golden brown.

4. Heat pasta sauce until hot. Add in rice balls and cooked spaghetti. If desired, sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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