Pat Duran Recipe

Quick and Easy Italian Rice Balls

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

Recipe Rating:
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.

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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Apr 3, 2013
Thanks for finding this one hope you and your family love them come back and let me know how the kids liked them..hugs...Pat
Dboz Lyfe Dboz
Apr 3, 2013
I have been looking everywhere for an easy recipe for my kids. Thank you so much for sharing this!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Jan 25, 2013
Thank you Jason for taking the time to review this recipe post..hope you like these..
Jason Rosenberger Jason_Rosenberger
Jan 25, 2013
a friend of mine used to have me make her some of my pasta salad in exchange for her rice balls :) i love these things!! thank you so much