Deep Fried Mozzarella Cheese Rice Balls | Spekko Rice

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Deep Fried Mozzarella Cheese Rice Balls

Deep Fried Mozzarella Cheese Rice Balls

  • Serves: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    125 ml (½ cup)            Spekko Saman White Rice

    30 ml (2 tbsp)              butter

    1                                  small onion, finely chopped

    500 ml (2 cups)           hot water

    7,5 ml (1 ½ tsp)           vegetable stock powder

    ¼ tsp                           turmeric

    2,5 ml (½ tsp)             curry powder

    salt and pepper to taste

    30 ml (2 tbsp)             grated Parmesan cheese

    2                                  large eggs

    125 g                           mozzarella cheese

    250 ml (1 cup)             breadcrumbs

    Oil for frying

Method

    1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in saucepan and fry onion until soft (not browned).
    2. Stir in rice and sauté for 1 minute.
    3. Add 1 cup hot water, vegetable stock powder, turmeric, curry powder, salt and pepper and bring to boil.
    4. Add more hot water as needs when water evaporates.
    5. When rice has cooked drain out remaining water and stir in Parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon butter.
    6. Cool this mixture then add in the whisked eggs.
    7. Cut mozzarella into 1 cm cubes.
    8. Place about 1 tablespoon of rice in the palm of your hand slightly flatten and place a piece of the cheese in the centre. Add another tablespoon of rice over this and form a “ball” completely enclosing the cheese.
    9. Roll these balls in breadcrumbs and season with salt.
    10. Place in refrigerator for 4 hours.
    11. Fry cheese balls in deep oil until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and allow draining.Dee