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Cheese-Stuffed Rice Balls

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Make this epic appetizer with the full recipe below. Use the Instacart link above to shop for the ingredients. If Instacart is unavailable in your area, you can get the ingredients at your local grocery store.

Ingredients –

2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled

1 egg

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

1⁄2 tsp. salt

1⁄4 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. garlic powder

1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

8 (1-inch) cubes of part skim mozzarella cheese

1⁄2 cup flour

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup Italian style breadcrumbs

Canola oil for frying

Marinara sauce for dipping

Fresh basil, for garnish

Instructions –

1. Combine brown rice, egg, parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley in a medium mixing bowl. Cover and chill in refrigerator 30 minutes.

2. Take a small handful of chilled rice mixture and flatten in the palm of your hand.

3. Place a cube of mozzarella in center. Add an additional pinch of rice to cover the cheese and mold into a ball. Repeat the process until all rice is used. Chill the balls 15 minutes.

4. Dip each rice ball in flour and tap off any excess. Next, dip in beaten egg, then coat with bread crumbs. Chill rice balls while oil is heating.

5. Heat oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Fry the balls until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

6. Serve with marinara sauce.

7. Enjoy!

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