Quick and Easy Italian Rice Balls

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 6 or more
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Cooking Method: Pan Fry


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 oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
1 c seasoned italian bread crumbs
2 c oil for frying

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
This recipe has been saved for quite awhile- the edges are turning yellow- I think I got it form my Uncle Vinny Giovanni.
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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.

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user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Aug 30, 2011
oh yum; you have some great recipes Pat!!!!
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Aug 30, 2011
Thanks Stephanie, yours are a in my favorite folder- and will be trying some of them soon.
user Sher Bird Litehouse9 - Aug 30, 2011
I would LOVE to go to Sicily... since that is unlikely, this might be the next best thing! And sounds pretty darned good... thanks!
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Aug 30, 2011
Your welcome Sher and thanks for your input. So glad to see and hear from old friends and new one too. Hugs, Pat

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