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5 from 3 votes

Italian Rice Balls

These Italian rice balls are nothing short of amazing.  Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 401kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 3 cups rice
  • 1 1/4 pounds shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 pound ham finely diced
  • 1/4 pound pepperoni finely diced
  • 1/4 pound salami finely diced
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley
  • 1/4 pound Romano cheese
  • 1 cup flour for caoting
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cups breadcrumbs for coating
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Cook rice according to package directions. Allow rice to cool before mixing. Grind up the meats and mozzarella then mix together with rice along with the parsley and Grated cheese. I use my food processor to chop the meat and cheese. Mix until it is easy to roll into a ball. Then coat each ball with flour, dip in egg, then bread crumbs. Deep fry until golden brown.


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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