Delicious Rice Ball Recipe with Cheese & Pepperoni

Ingredients :

Gather these ingredients to get started:
For the Rice Balls:
2 cups of cooked rice
4 eggs
Salt and black pepper to taste
Parsley to taste
150 grams of grated mozzarella
1 slice of grated calabrese
3 heaping tablespoons of whole wheat flour
1/2 tablespoon of baking powder
Breadcrumbs for breading

Instructions :

  1. Let’s dive into the cooking process:
  2. Prepare the Rice Mixture:
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, salt, black pepper, 2 eggs, and chopped parsley. Mix well for about a minute.
  4. Add Cheese and Pepperoni:
  5. Incorporate the grated mozzarella and calabrese into the rice mixture. Then, add the whole wheat flour followed by the baking powder. Mix until a firm dough forms.
  6. Form the Rice Balls:
  7. Take a tablespoon of the dough and shape it into small balls. Optionally, you can flatten the dough in your hands and add mozzarella cubes as stuffing for an extra cheesy surprise.
  8. Coat and Fry:
  9. Roll each rice ball in flour, then dip it in beaten eggs, and finally coat it evenly with breadcrumbs.
  10. Fry Until Golden Brown:
  11. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Carefully place the coated rice balls into the hot oil and fry them until they turn golden brown and crispy on all sides.
  12. Serve and Enjoy:
  13. Once fried, transfer the rice balls to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve them hot and crispy with your favorite dipping sauce or enjoy them as they are.
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