Pat Duran Recipe

Quick and Easy Italian Rice Balls

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
6 or more
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Pan Fry

Pat's Story

This recipe has been saved for quite awhile- the edges are turning yellow- I think I got it form my Uncle Vinny Giovanni.


4 c
cooked arborio rice
3 medium
eggs, 2 beaten- 1 for egg wash
1/2 c
romano cheese, grated
8 oz
fresh mozzarella, cubed
4 oz
prosciutto, chopped fine
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 c
seasoned italian bread crumbs
2 c
oil for frying

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix together rice, 2 eggs, Romano cheese, prosciutto, oregano and pepper. Mix ingredients, place a Tablespoon in your hand and insert a cube of mozzarella into the center of the rice mixture.
Roll rice into small balls, about 1-inch in size, dip in egg wash and then roll in the seasoned bread crumbs. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in an 8-10 inch skillet. Fry rice balls about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
Egg wash: 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of water whisk together.

About this Recipe