Timballo di Riso

Layered Rice Timbale

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in

In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

  • About

Amelia Innocenti’s complicated but delicious timballo di riso is a dish from another time. Needless to say, this is a piatto unico. It stands alone: you don’t serve anything else with it or after it, not even a vegetable, except maybe a salad.


  • 4 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs for sprinkling baking dish
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons (3 to 3½ ounces)


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously butter a 13½ x 8¾-inch baking dish and sprinkle the bottom and sides with half the bread crumbs. Shake out the excess crumbs.

Warm 1 teaspoon of