Cheese lovers unite! We’ve have the easiest & cheesiest recipe that is an absolute must try! These fried cheesy rice balls are the perfect crowd-pleaser & will have everyone wanting more. Who doesn’t love an oozy hot deep fried ball of goodness? If it’s a dinner party or just getting friends together for the footy then this recipe will hit the spot. We also have the perfect dipping sauce recipe to pair up with these bad boys. Let’s start prepping!
PREPARATION TIME 32o minutes
COOKING TIME 215 minutes
1kg Arborio rice
2 1/4L water
1 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
2L cottonseed oil
In a large pot, place rice in water & bring to a boil. Cook until the rice is soft & starchy, then drain & allow to cool. Once cooled add rice to a bowl with 4 eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt & pepper & combine well. Rice mixture should now be very sticky in consistency.
Rice mixture should now be very sticky in consistency. Hand mould approximately 3 tablespoons of mixture into cylinder shapes. Place on a large plate & allow to set in the fridge for about 2 hours.
Once set, roll rice balls in breadcrumbs. In a shallow frypan, heat cottonseed oil to 180°C/350°F & fry until they are golden in colour.
Remove & place on paper towel & season to taste.
Pro Tip – For extra crispy fried cheesy rice balls, double crumb before frying.
Looking for a delicious dip to pair with these cheesy delights? Check out our Napolitana sauce recipe for that extra bite!