Ugandan Rice Balls, are locally known as Namungodi. They are popularly eaten by school-going students as a snack. Namungodi is a delicious and savoury Ugandan snack made with rice, potatoes, and vegetables that are wrapped together to form a ball. Here is all about how to make Namungodi (Ugandan Rice Balls).
Ingredients Used in Making Namungodi
- 1 cup super -rice
- 1 medium Irish potatoes, boiled
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of cassava or wheat flour
- 1 green pepper, finely chopped
- 1 Big onion, finely chopped
- 1 big carrot finely chopped
- Vegetable Oil for frying
How to Make Namungodi Step by Step
- Add 2 cups of water to the rice. add 2 pinches of salt for taste. Boil the rice in a pot, once cooked add to a bowl and fluff with a fork
- In the same rice bowl, add the chopped green pepper, onions, ground ginger, and garlic. Mix well and set aside.
- Boil the Irish potatoes until fork tender, Add a pinch of salt for taste.
- Mash the potatoes and add the tablespoon of water.
- Add the mashed potatoes to the rice mixture, the mashed potatoes act as a binder.
- Mix in the salt and chilli flakes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs together.
- Using your hands, form bite-sized balls of the rice and potato mixture and dip them in the egg mix one by one.
- Add flour to another bowl and dip the egg-coated ball in the flour until they are fully covered.
- Fry the balls in a pan with oil until golden brown. The result is a super crunchy exterior and a flavorful interior.
- Serve and enjoy!
Use short-grained rice that is slightly sticky (don’t use long-grain rice for example Basmati rice as it tends to be too loose and dry