This will make 8 fried rice balls
Full time: 30-40 minutes (does not include rice cooking time)
You will need:
2-3 ounces mozzarella cheese, I like using the little balls
2 cups cooked white rice, I usually use short grain
1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs, or homemade fine breadcrumbs seasoned lightly
Vegetable oil for frying
Let us begin:
*Just a little hint, I use glove when doing this, rice tends to get sticky
Line a plate with wax paper and set to the side.
In a large bowl mix one egg into the cooked and cooled rice. Make sure you can handle it but, don't let it get too cold or it won't stick. But not to hot, don't want to cook your egg.
Using your fingers gently make a hole in the center of a ball.
Drop mozzarella into the hole you just created, if using the little balls you'll want to drop two or three in.
Once your all stuffed. Beat remaining eggs in a small bowl and place the bread crumbs in another.
Gently dip ball into egg then roll around in bread crumb to coat.
While these set, get 2" of oil heating in a pan over medium high heat.
Carefully ease balls into the oil and fry for 3 minutes or until golden.
Flip over and fry additional 3 minutes or until golden.
Remove from oil and let sit on paper towel lined dish until all balls are cooked.