• 2 cups cooked white rice, cooled (sticky rice is best)
• 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
• 2 eggs
• 8 small cubes fresh mozzarella
• 1 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs
• Vegtable oil, for frying
• 1 cup marinara sauce
Combine the rice, Parmesan and 1 egg in a medium bowl and use your hands to thoroughly combine the mixture.
Form each rice ball by taking a small portion of the mixture, squeezing it very firmly and stuffing one cube of mozzarella inside each ball. Repeat this process to form 8 rice balls.
Whisk together the remaining 2 eggs. Dip each rice ball in the eggs and then in the breadcrumbs, shake off any excess.
Place a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat and add enough vegetable oil to cover half of the rice balls.
Once the oil reaches 375ºF, add 2 or 3 of the rice balls to the pot and fry them until golden brown and cooked throughout.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried rice ball from the pot and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat the frying process with the remaining rice balls.
Serve the rice balls warm topped with a side of warm marinara sauce and parmesan cheese. Serve with additional marinara on the side.