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Rice Croquettes

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Ingredients
  Cold water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Short / Medium / Long Grain)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Eggs 2 , slightly beaten
  Snipped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sliced pepperoni/Salami / fully cooked ham 2 Ounce, cut into 1/2 inch strips
  Mozzarella cheese 2 Ounce, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooking oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
Directions

In 1-quart saucepan combine water, rice, and salt.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
Stir in parmesan cheese; cool.
Stir in eggs and parsley.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Wrap a strip of meat around a mozzarella cheese cube.
Shape about 2 tablespoons of the rice mixture evenly around meat and cheese to form a ball.
Repeat with remaining meat, mozzarella, and rice mixture to make 14 to 16 balls.
Roll rice balls in bread crumbs.
Fry, a few at a time, in deep hot oil (365°) for 3 to 4 minutes or till golden brown.
Drain on paper toweling.
To keep warm while frying remaining croquettes, place in a greased shallow baking pan in 375° oven.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Rice

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