Mexican Rice Balls - Leftover Rice

Mexican Rice Balls -  Leftover Rice created by Billy Green

This is a great recipe for leftover aborio rice. I used Recipe #77050. Do use your favorite cooked Mexican rice. This is Italian rice balls gone South! These are great to bring to parties just reheat in 425°F oven for 10 minutes!

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40mins
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ingredients

  • 5 cups cooked rice ($notetemplate1$)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 12 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 12 lb mozzarella cheese, cut into 16 cubes
  • oil, for frying
  • flour, for coating
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten for dipping
  • seasoned breadcrumbs, for coating

directions

  • Mix chilled rice, eggs, and peas together.
  • Roll into balls about the size of a tangerine and place one cube of cheese into the rice ball. Reform balls firmly to hold shape.
  • Place flour, egg and breadcrumbs into 3 separate bowls.
  • Dip each ball in flour, shaking off excess and reform if needed. Dip in egg, letting excess drip off, then dredge in bread crumbs, reforming and transfer to a sheet of wax paper. Repeat with remaining balls.
  • Meanwhile heat 2 inches of oil in a 4- to 5-quart heavy pot until thermometer registers 350-360 degrees F. Working in batches of 4-6 balls, lower rice balls into oil with a slotted spoon and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Transfer with slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Return oil to 350-360°F between batches.
  • Serve with a tomato sauce.
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"This is a great recipe for leftover aborio rice. I used Recipe #77050. Do use your favorite cooked Mexican rice. This is Italian rice balls gone South! These are great to bring to parties just reheat in 425°F oven for 10 minutes!"

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  4. Anonymous
    Great! I refrigerate the balls for 3 hours then 40min before breading I put them in freezer very easy to handle then back in the freezer after breaded, I did this proesess one by one from tne freezer to breading station. The first two didn't turn out perfect but the rest did. Thanks
  5. phernt
    I was wondering if these could be baked?
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