Rice Balls

1 Serving


  • 1 1/2 cups rice

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine

  • 2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute, slightly beaten

  • some chopped parsley

  • salt and pepper to taste (“a piacere”)

  • 15 cubes mozzarella cheese


  • Boil rice, strain, and while still hot add margarine, cheese, parsley, and salt and pepper.

  • Mix well.

  • Beat egg and add to rice mixture.

  • Let cool at least 2 hours or even over night (it holds together better).

  • Cut mozzarella in small squares.

  • Take a tablespoon of rice mixture in your hand and push piece of mozzarella in center.

  • Roll in breadcrumbs and keep packing breadcrumbs (in your hands) until ball is nice and round and hard and stays together.

  • Brown in hot oil and drain on paper towel.

Category: Pasta, Sauces, Rice, and Grains