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Italian Rice Balls

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Ingredients
  Regular rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 4 , separated
  Shredded provolone cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mozzarella cheese 8 Ounce, cubed (1 Package)
  Italian bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Packaged Variety)
  Vegetable oil/Shortening 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Hollandaise sauce mix 1 Ounce (1 Envelope)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Cook rice. Fold in egg yolks and provolone. Shape into 24 balls, using about 1/4 cup for each and placing a cube of mozzarella cheese in the center of each ball (make sure the rice completely covers the cheese).
2. Beat egg whites slightly in a pie plate; place bread crumbs in a second pie plate. Gently roll rice balls in egg white, then in bread crumbs, to coat evenly. Chill at least 1 hour, or until firm.
3. Pour enough vegetable oil or melt enough shortening in a large, heavy saucepan to make a 3-inch depth; heat to 375° on a deep-fat thermometer.
4. Fry rice balls, 2 or 3 at a time, turning once, about 4 minutes, or until golden. Drain on paper toweling; keep warm.
5. While rice balls cook, prepare hollandaise-sauce mix in a small saucepan, stir in parsley.
6. Arrange rice balls on a heated serving platter; spoon sauce over.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Rice

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