Quick and Easy Italian Rice Balls
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
1Mix 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.
2Egg wash: 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of water whisk together.